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Obama Spends $1.2 Billion on Cycling and Walking

In initiatives designed to coax Americans out of their autos and into excercise mode, the Obama administration more than doubled spending on cycling and walking initiatives to $1.2 billion last year, reports the U.K.'s Telegraph.

Expenditures on biking and walking ventures jumped from less than $600 million in 2008. Twenty years ago, the federal government was spending only $6 million a year on such projects.

The administration of President George W Bush characterized biking paths and trails as projects that "really are not transportation."

However, President Barack Obama's Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, announced a policy that gives biking and walking projects the same importance as automobiles in transportation in the contest  for federal money.

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In initiatives designed to coax Americans out of their autos and into excercise mode, the Obama administration more than doubled spending on cycling and walking initiatives to $1.2 billion last year, reports the U.K.'s Telegraph. Expenditures on biking and walking ventures...
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