Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) of Portland is the House’s leading bicycle advocate and one of the most progressive thinkers on designing our transportation systems for pedestrians, bicycles, buses and streetcars as well as private automobiles.

Yesterday, Blumenauer (D-OR) said anti-bicycle Republicans in Congress, “don’t get it”. Those include Jim DeMint, who tried to strip all bicycle funding from the stimulus.

Streetfilms caught up with Blumenauer recently for an interview about livable streets, the stimulus, and the Obama movement:

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.