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Congressman Talks Cycling in the Capital, and Races a Reporter

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is a big champion of cycling, and in this video explains why it makes so much sense in cities.

I'm a bit late on this, as National Bike Summit Week at the beginning of the month, but I just came across this great Politico video of Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) talking about his favorite mode of transportation: cycling. Blumenauer is beloved in the cycling and livable streets communities for his consistent and outspoken support of cycling as a serious mode of transportation. He founded the Congressional Bike Caucus, after all. As this video is evidence, clearly he doesn't just talk the talk, but, um, pedals the pedal?

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Project: What's the Best Bus Route in America? [Deadline Extended]

We've extended the deadline of our project to find the best bus route in America. Send us your photos.

Last week we asked you to tell us why your bus route is the best in America. We love what you've sent so far.

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Project: What's the Best Bus Route in America?

Show and tell us why your bus route is the best in America. Winners will be featured in the next issue of GOOD Magazine.


Bicycles can be chic, subways artful, but buses? Buses are not exactly the golden child of transportation. They're more like the red-headed step child: Deep down you know they mean well but they're just a little harder to love.

Yet public buses are an essential form of transit in cities across the country, and they account for a big chunk of the nearly 10.2 billion trips Americans took on public transportation in 2009. We think it's time to give a little love to one of the least celebrated modes of transit. To that end, we've teamed up with Transportation Alternatives and an impressive group of bus-loving jurors to see and hear why your bus route is the best in America.

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