Hats off to the Huffington Post for asking the important questions. In an interview, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he’s worried about the way car drivers mistreat bikers, and applauded cities that have constructed dedicated bike lanes. Said LaHood:
I’m concerned that people that are driving cars have a level of respect for bikers, and that’s the reason that we have these bike lanes. Bikers have as much right to the streets as anybody driving a car and I am concerned about [their safety].
When HuffPo told LaHood he sounded like a “run-of-the-mill hipster,” he appeared confused, and said “I don’t even know what that term means.”
As Gawker notes, “But isn’t that exactly what a hipster would say?”
Federal Times has uncovered exclusive footage of LaHood working his second job as a bike messenger: