Oct 31, 2007

$612 million to promote "walking"

Filed under "the worst way to spend tax dollars"

"And you'd think walking would be free." Thanks to years of poor planning and an increasingly lazy (sorry, "busy") population, the U.S. federal government, through the Department of Transportation, is spending $612 million for a program called Safe Routes to School in about 20 states. This program sets out to "help build sidewalks, post traffic signs and find ways to make it easier for students to bike or walk to school."

autobloggreen VIA, Associated Press]"