USDOT Expresses Interest in Bicycle Safety 125 Years After Invention of Bicycle

Earlier this month, both Harvard economist Edward Glaeser and Next American City’s very own Yonah Freemark wrote about the anti-urban bias embedded in the way that the federal government dispenses transportation money.Glaeser brings up one particularly horrifying statistic: that a federally-funded “highway passing through a central city reduces its population by about 18 percent,” and explains how federally-funded roads, subsidized homeownership and the peculiarities of our school system have made urban America less attractive over the decades, and how the government could help right that wrong.