While Senator Jim DeMint uses his seat in our nation’s capital to mock energy efficiency and shoot down plans for efficient, economical transportation in the United States, local groups are doing the quiet work of building a better transportation system from the ground up. The
Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is something else. Just this past week, he tried to divert taxpayer money into parochial religious building projects, then pushed legislation declaring health insurance to be affordable for a single mom and her kid earning just $28,000 a year.
In my travel this weekend to the city of Bloomington, Indiana, I found myself driving in from the north on College Avenue. As the Avenue transitioned from two to three lanes, I noticed signs on traffic poles announcing the existence of a bicycle lane and