Lame Ducks Travel: Bush Expanding Bike Trails in National Parks
With only a few months left in office, the economy in the toilet and all the attention focused on two new guys, President Bush must be feeling like a vacation. So he decided to get involved with expanding access for mountain bikers in the national parks.
As of now, suits in DC have the last say when it comes to what trails and areas are open for people to enjoy. Under the new process Bush is proposing, park managers would be allowed to make those decisions, speeding up the approval process for new bike routes.
The administration wants to insure that biking enthusiasts can explore the national parks and other public lands before the big guy leaves office. Parks officials say that something should be proposed by the middle of November--well before inauguration day on January 20.
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