Political conventions are no place for bikes

All delegates will literally be "pounding the pavement" at the upcoming national political conventions.

A recent post on the Livable Streets blog points out the irony that the Democratic National Convention, hailed as the "greenest national political convention" will not have any places to lock up a bike. Apparently, bicyclists are radicals and pose a security threat.

But the irony noted in this blog about the 1000 bikes that Bikes Belong made available for the convention cuts both ways. In all fairness, the Republican National Convention will be rather bike-unfriendly, too.

Once again, it appears that "all politics is local," as in walking distance!

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