Bicyclists Organize to Battle Budget Freeze Out
Interview with U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., speaking at the National Bike Summit, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
The League of American Bicyclists held its annual summit in Washington D.C. from March 20 to 22. The theme of this year’s conference was “Save Cycling!,” prompted by House transportation legislation, dubbed by former congressman and current Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood as the "worst transportation bill" he'd ever seen. House Republicans wanted to zero out funding for bike trails, all bike and pedestrian enhancements and Safe Routes to School, spending all the billions in the bill instead on roads and highways.