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"Attack Cantor if you wish but I don't think when the Democrats controlled Congress...veto proof at that...that they did anything significant for bikers. However, many states and private business interests have done plenty. To make this an issue of one party over another is silly and false."

This is complete BS. The Recovery Act, and specifically the TIGER grants funded dozens, perhaps hundreds of bicycle investments, including Capital Bikeshare. Additionally, when Democrats controlled Congress, they pased the $20 per month commuter tax credit. These are both pretty significant achievements.

"But again, why do you want the taxpayers to pay these about seeking funding from private enterprise or foundations? Considering such a small % of Americans actually own bikes or use the's actually rather arrogant to expect all to contribute for the few on something which is more luxury than necessary."


How many roads and highways are paid for by private enterprises or foundations? We only hold passenger rail and bicycle infrastructure to this standard. Additionally, it's pretty arrogant to expect all to contribute to rural highways in North and South Dakota and other rural states but we do so because we have a national transportation sytem.

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