Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood gives cyclists a big happy bear hug

The headline’s figurative of course, at least as far as I know, but LaHood has embraced cylcing and cyclists just may be willing to hug Ray given his latest comments:

Statement from Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood

In the Department of Transportation, bicyclists have a full partner in working toward livable communities. We’re excited that the Federal Highway Administration is looking at best practices in Europe to improve safety and mobility for walkers and cyclists. . . . Bicycles are a critical part of a cleaner, greener future in American transportation, so keep those wheels spinning.

The sad part is that this is revolutionary. Anyone venture a guess as to whether Missourah’s own Pete Rahn will ever utter such insanity? I mean Europe?