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A Congressman Bikes to Work

File under: one day this will not be news.

Despite the growth in bicycle commuting, it still strikes many people as unusual. In fact, judging by this report in the “Twitter Room” section of The Hill (“Tweets you need to read”) a Congressman riding his bike to a bill signing on Capitol Hill is more noteworthy than a Congressman using Twitter. The article relates the fact that Congressman Earl Blumenauer tweeted the following:

“Biking to White House to join the President and GLBT champions for signing Hate Crimes into law.”

The article, of course, mentions the Congressional Bike Caucus. The list of the members of the Congressional Bike Caucus on Congressman Blumenauer’s website needs to be updated.  The caucus has grown, thanks to enthusiasm generated at the most recent National Bike Summit. There are now 218 Bike Caucus members. View the full list of Bike Caucus Members in the 111th Congress.

Meanwhile in other Earl Blumenauer news, Streetsfilms got to tag along as Transportation Alternatives’ Paul Steely White and Noah Budnick gave him a tour of New York City’s new bicycle facilities. Good stuff…

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