Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Oregon governor bikes to work

Oregon's governor donned bicycle gear and pedaled his mountain bike from his residence to the state capitol building. He wants his 8500 "capitol complex" state employees to bike, walk, carpool and use mass transit to save 25,000 gallons of fuel over the summer.

Story HERE.

That's a start, I s'pose. Good for Governor Kulongoski!

Of course, our Governor Otter is more the "classic SUV commuter" - he drives in from his Gentleman Ranch out there in Star, joining the thousands of other long-distance single-occupant-vehicle commuters. I don't see that changing... after all, he's got a state credit card!


Matt said...

Could be worse.

Gov. Ahhnold commutes from LA to Sacramento by plane.

Bikeboy said...

Excellent point, matt!

Yeah, the Governator is famous for:
- his proactive stance on the environment when he talks,
- his conspicuous personal consumption, including his famous jet-commute.

And apparently what you SAY is far more important than what you DO, for many folks in today's society.

db said...

Don't get me started on Otter, though. He is one of the worst. The best label for him is Pro-consumption.