NIH sets national example of discouraging biking to work

I am truly shocked by the news that the National Institute of Health one of the areas best examples of promoting biking to work as well as being one of this nations authorities on health issues has done a 180 degree turn and has set forth policies that not only discourage cycling to work but they also endanger the safety of those who do choose to ride their bike to work against these new obstacles and delays. And it seems that their primary motivation for this is to make it even easier for those poor people who have to pollute the environment and live an inactive lifestyle not to be inconvenienced in the slightest by health nuts. This is so wrong! I am also appalled by

Greetings Biking Advocates!

As I have communicated with you over the past week, I have been amazed at the outrage, anger and concern regarding the dangerous NIH Perimeter Security System policy we face and it's lack of regard for bicycle commuters. In general, the broader biking community is just as outraged as NIH Bike Commuters are with a security protocol that forces cyclists off the roads and onto sidewalks, through turnstiles and gates designed for pedestrians. Bicycle Commuters working at other Federal Institutions such as the EPA are equally shocked to learn that the Federal Government Institution devoted to Understanding and Improving the Health of the American Citizenry, is actively installing impediments to Bicycle Commuting and producing unnecessarily dangerous commuting conditions specifically for those employees who try to utilize non-motorized modes of transportation. so....

Please join us at a "Bikes are Vehicles, Too" rally here on the NIH campus perimeter, Monday, August 29, during the morning commute (6:30-10:30 am).

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