John Winsor points to news that city council leaders in Boulder, Colorado, have been given a special allowance for riding bikes to and from work. The local Daily Camera says:
When the Boulder City Council decided to offer its new city attorney a $2,000 “bicycle allowance” last week, it came as a surprise even to the recipient.
“It's not something I expected,” said Jerry Gordon, who was appointed to the post on Tuesday. “I sometimes ride a bike to work, and I certainly will sometimes use a bike on weekends. But this is the world headquarters of serious bicyclists, and I don't consider myself in that group.”