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Ray LaHood Goes Gaga for Union Station Bike Center

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Ray LaHood—or whoever writes Ray LaHood's official blog Fast Lane—loves Union Station's spiffy, new bike station.

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation says the new facility is "a model example of the kind of sustainable mobility President Obama's Livable Communities initiative seeks."

The bike station, which was in the works for ages, finally opened up last Friday. It includes "parking for over 100 bikes, about 50 rentable lockers, a relatively spacious changing room, and a bike repair shop," as DCist reported.

LaHood was a member of the Congressional Bike Caucus when he was in the House. (Find proof of that group's existence here.) On Fast Lane, he's written numerous times in support of cycling, bike lanes, and biker safety. Later on in his post, he heaps on the praise even more:

"What is really important to America is not what it provides, but what it makes possible. This is a smart investment in truly multi-modal commuting. It is attractive; it is green; it provides what bicycling commuters need. And it is a model of the sustainable, livable mobility this nation needs now."

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