The just-released House Transportation Bill [summary] is no more about transportation than right-to-carry gun laws are about self-defense. The proper frame of reference for this pro-highway bill is the culture war. I appreciate bike advocates’ argument on fiscal merit (walk/bike returns more, dollar-for-dollar, on investment). But I believe the battle over the bill is one of oligarchy vs. individuals. Create pro-bike facilities at pennies on the dollar and off I will go.