Promoting car centricity on Facebook - epic fail

Excerpts from "I Told Congress About Transportation":
"Dedicated Bicycle superhighways (like in London) connecting suburbs to downtown business districts."

"we need to provide more efficient public transportation, that will reduce our need to use our cars so much and reduce our use of foreign oil. ... Secure cross country bicycle lanes should also be implemented."

"Firstly, increased transit, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure."

"I'll keep it simple - highspeed rail, bike facilities, ped facilities, ADA facilities and wide shoulders on thousands of miles of rural roadways."

"Work with road designers and builders as well as vehicle manufacturers towards a goal of zero fatalities."

"1. Make our existing urban, suburban, and rural roads more bicycle and pedestrian friendly by calming traffic, and installing generous bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.
2. Develop our existing communities into bicycle and pedestrian friendly mixed-use residential/commercial/industrial villages connected by rail transit.
3. New and/or improved rail transit lines should be given a higher priority than highway capacity increasing projects. "

"It's time we stopped wasting money on a dysfunctional system and started working on better, more efficient alternatives. We need to spend dramatically less money on new highways and dramatically more on transit, intercity rail, and bike/ped facilities. "

"Being a bicycling commuter I am concerned about my safety as I travel on roads not made to be shared with bikes"

"I do agree that local bike routes are getting to be more and more necessary. I see far too many bikers taking over the road and antagonizing (yes - antagonizing - like deliberately blocking motor vehicles and not even attempting to share the road) drivers partly because there is no safe place for them to ride. I want the bikers to have a safe place to ride so the road can be shared."


"Severely reduce our dependence on the personal automobile. ... The idea of the one person to one car is a long failed notion."

"I would love to see more metro trains that link cities together,"

"Unfortunately, the RTP [Recreational Trail Program] fund is in jeopardy..."

"though I would prioritize safe and efficient bike/pedestrian lanes designed to support bike and pedestrian commuters, over high speed rail."

"Bike lanes; Rapid transit between cities"

"Please grant full funding for bike trail projects, pedestrian safety projects, public transit improvements and high speed rail proposals in the midwest. We need to create better non-car options for getting around. "

"And, I really hate feeding the petro fatcats, so I prefer my bike during the better times of the year."

"We're never going to get out of the gas gussling, space consuming vehicles if someone doesn't make a move toward the future."

"Focus: Walking/Biking/Public Transportation,commuter rail.. to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution and improved public health."

"I am retiring from highway engineering because we are not building anymore and cannot deliver the needed highway infrastructure to our travelers. It is simply too frustrating to spin our wheels and spend lots of money and time satisfying the whims of our Federal Highway Administration division officials. Send us some intelligent, thoughtful, experienced and customer-oriented professionals who will partner with state highway agencies.
The surface transportation system needs to provide for bicycles, pedestrians and assisted mobility users within cities and for inter-city travel; commuting and recreational travel should be more readily available to these users."

"I would like to see a vast expansion of Safe Routes to School. I would like to see more of a focus on transit, including high speed rail. Designing our nation around the automobile have made our cities look atrocious, our children so overweight that many have developed diabetes and cannot even serve in the military, and our roads are so hostile to bicyclists and pedestrians that many of us thank god anytime we make it back from the grocery store."

"That said, the new bill should disfavor highway expansion. ... Focus more resources toward urban areas where 81% of the population lives. Infrastructure repair, mass transit and inter-urban forms of transportation like streetcar, BRT and bike and ped infrastructure can do much more than ex-urban highway expansion to provide the kind of access to destinations people are really looking for."

"Please make our existing urban, suburban, and rural roads more bicycle and pedestrian friendly by calming traffic, and installing generous bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Emphasize bicycle and pedestrian friendly mixed-use residential/commercial/industrial communities by connecting them via rail transit. Prioritize those new and/or improved rail transit lines over highway capacity increasing projects."

"I would like to see alternatives to driving and flying be accessable to everyone, and to be the transportation mode of choice in urban areas. I personally ride my bike or take the bus to work everyday. I would love to see more people join me."

"We need complete streets where all uses are fairly and appropriately accommodated and death should no longer be acceptable consequence of accommodating motoring faster then what's prudent."

"DC's Capital Bikeshare system has saved me time on my multi-modal commute and gotten me a bit of exercise to boot. Please consider funding such partnerships to provide other urban residents with healthy and cheap transit options for short or medium distances. "

"Your next priority should be light commuter rail to connect large urban areas with their surrounding communities"

"Share the road. We need complete streets so that we can chose our mode of transportation--walk to the bus, ride a bike to the bus, drive a car, take a train. ... Say no to the old gang at the Road Gang in DC."

"City by city there is a struggle to implement alternative transportation networks. ... funding to improve transportation as a whole, more options would be provided to people and the most efficient forms of transportation could be implemented!"

"we need more and better public transportation."

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by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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