My fiance, Aaron, is an avid cyclist. I constantly worry about him because not all the routes he takes on his 60-mile bike rides are so friendly to cyclists. He has been hit by cars, on multiple occasions. Luckily he was never seriously injured. Considering my fears, it made me happy to read news about U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood encouraging local governments to plan for bikes and pedestrians in their transit infrastructures. I’m sure it’ll take forever until it actually happens, though, and the local decisions are likely to be highly politicized.