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Stimulus on Two Wheels 
10th-Jan-2009 01:14 am
Pol: Obama 1
This Daily Kos entry about the inclusion of incentives for bicycling in the stimulus package is kind of interesting, although we are talking about pretty small numbers.
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10th-Jan-2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
In fact, I think this is modeled on the Danish plan, where people get money for a new bike every three years. $20 x 36 months equals $720 tax free dollars for a new bike, and accessories for commuting (good lock, lights, flags, panniers, rain slicker, gaiters, &c.) plus a few transit tickets for when the weather is simply too bad to bike. It's a great package to encourage people to bike to work.
11th-Jan-2009 12:24 am (UTC)
Except it looks like here, it'd be yet another benefit that is not available to the self-employed. (Granted, a tiny one in the scheme of things, but gads, the system is annoying.)
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