Happy President’s Day to you all. Here’s the roundup for this week:
After the jump: Scientists call for fewer roads; pimp your ride; environmental racism; transit news; and the masked rider speaks!
– President Obama is creating a panel, rather than appointing a single “car czar” to oversee the auto industry bailout and reform process.
– Streetfilms interviewed bike-friendly US Rep Earl Blumenauer of Portland, and the Oregonian picked it up. In the video, Blumenauer urges bicycle activists to “keep the pressure on” Obama about federal transportation spending decisions this year. Meanwhile, at least one voice in the media is calling for stimulus dollars to be put into bike boulevards.
– The Portland Tribune calls Alta Planning principal and former Portland bike coordinator Mia Birk the “Bike Queen” of Portland, and talks about her work, through Alta, on trying to turn Dallas, Texas into a bicycle city.