Matt asks "Is Bicycling Transportation?" because Bush's Secratary of Transportation seems to think otherwise. Matt adds:
"And encouraging people, at the margin, to substitute cycling for some of their driving trips would be good for the environment and good for public health. So I don’t see a really compelling case for shifting funding further in the direction of highways."
Which reminds me of another dastardly deed by McCain. Last December, when he killed the renewable energy tax credit extentions (by skipping a vote that failed by one vote, and his was the only absent vote), he also killed a provision about tax credits for bicycle commuting.
The bill that died contained a provision to "extend the transportation fringe benefit to bicycle commuters." The language was taken from H.R.3221, which allowed bicycle commuters to either deduct from their income taxes or be reimbursed by employers for up to $20 per month for "the purchase of a bicycle and bicycle improvements, repair, and storage, if such bicycle is regularly used for travel between the employee's residence and place of employment."