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Blumenauer on a bike, talking bikes and cities

Kaid Benfield

Posted April 8, 2010 at 1:36PM

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Many thanks to the always fun and informative Streetfilms for capturing US Representative Earl Blumenauer's (D-OR) visit last fall with New York City's Transportation Alternatives.  For much of the conversation, he's on a bike.  Enjoy:

Clarence Erikson writes on the Streetflms site, "It's not everyday that you get to ride bikes in a big metropolis with a member of Congress, even one who loves to bicycle whenever he can." 

Erikson concludes:

"With a new, Congressional transportation bill due to percolate to the surface sometime in the near future, Mr. Blumenauer believes the next decade will be the one when we can finally achieve some balance for pedestrians, bikes, and livable streets.  For the sake of our planet, our health, and the green growth of our cities - cheers to that."

Now if they can just lose those dorky helments in the video and get something better before the next one . . .