It’s the quote heard ’round the world (or at least throughout the transpo bicycling blogosphere). At a recent Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Transportation Committee meeting, Supervisor John Cook, while debating the need for improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, made the following statement:
“I don’t believe a bicycle is a transportation device. I think it’s a recreation device. The big problem is people don’t want to ride their bike in the rain or get sweaty before work.”
Hmmm, you could have fooled me (and many of our friends and readers).
Fortunately, it sounds as if Supervisor Cook is in the minority on the Board, which implemented a comprehensive bicycle initiative in 2006.