Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Explains: ‘What About Bikes, Scooters, Wheelchairs...Roads Aren’t Only for Vehicles’

By CNSNews.com Staff | February 22, 2021 | 3:15pm EST
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has tweeted out a video of himself having an exchange with a person about the basic philosophy he brings to transportation in the United States.

“I know we think planes, trains and automobiles. But what about bikes, scooters, wheelchairs, for that matter,” Buttigieg says.

“Look, roads aren’t only for vehicles,” he said. “We got to make sure that pedestrians and individuals, bicycles and businesses can all coexist on the same roadway.”

Buttigieg warned that Americans “old patterns of life” will be changing.

Here is the full transcript of the video exchange that Buttigieg tweeted:

Question: “What’s the biggest way that transportation has been permanently changed by the pandemic?”

Buttigieg: “It’s too soon to know for sure. But I think it’s safe to say that our old patterns of life—the 9 to 5, Monday through Friday commuting patterns—are not going to be exactly the same.”

Question: “Yeah, and so, how might that change what your staff does?”

Buttigieg: “I know we think planes, trains and automobiles. But what about bikes, scooters, wheelchairs, for that matter.”

Question: “Those are things that you plan to pay more attention to?”

Buttigieg: “Absolutely. Yeah. Look, roads aren’t only for vehicles.  We got to make sure that pedestrians and individuals, bicycles and businesses can all coexist on the same roadway.”

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