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Tuesday Bike News:

Good morning from California. Carlton Reid reminds us that it’s our own stupid fault the motor car became so popular. We cyclists insisted on hard surface roads. We wanted road rules to keep pedestrians out of the way. Because cycling as a hobby belonged mostly to deranged, sport-minded young men with a bent for innovation, read more »

National Defense Public Transportation Act

Believe it or not, some conservatives actually opposed the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act of 1956 because — get this — this largest public works project in American history represented “another ascent into the stratosphere of New Deal jitterbug economics.”