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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

When a Bicycle Isn't a Transportation Device, NBC Washington, February 22, 2010

Fairfax supervisors disagree over new bike plans

Updated 12:30 PM EST, Mon, Feb 22, 2010

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So… it’s all play and no work for bike riders.

“I don’t believe a bicycle is a transportation device,” Fairfax County Supervisor John Cook (R-Braddock District) said during a transportation committee meeting. “I think it’s a recreation device. The big problem is people don’t want to ride their bike in the rain or get sweaty before work.”


Cook's comments clash with Reston’s plan to add new bike trails. . . .

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1 comment:

  1. From what I heard, most of the other supervisors in the meeting responded to Supervisor Cook's comments, including Supervisor Foust: "I don't agree with him," said Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) to the Examiner. "People don't do it now -- not because they don't want to -- but because they can't. It's not safe."

    Well they can, and many do, but conditions in general aren't safe because we have almost no on-road bike facilities and many trails don't connect.

    Many bike commuters have written to Supervisor Cook at about his ill-informed remarks.


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