This Is Our Country

A quick thought from last night’s primary in New Hampshire: How jarring is it to see reformer John Edwards take the stage to "This Is Our Country" a song that is synonymous with a truck commercial? I know that he’s been on tour with Mellencamp (who’s been a huge supporter of his campaign), but for me this was just a sharp reminder that all major candidates are punting on real transportation reform as an issue.

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The Invisible People on Bikes Right in Front of Our Eyes

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Today from Streetsblog Network member Honking in Traffic, an important reality check about a mostly overlooked segment of the bicycling population — people who ride bikes out of economic necessity and not necessarily by choice. These aren’t the oft-lauded "bike commuters" who ride for a sense of freedom and with at least some intention to […]