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Interstate Bike/Foot highway

We should create an interstate Bike/Foot highway system. Currently in Maine, we are converting no longer used railway infrastructure into foot and bike paths to link together communities all along the coast of Maine. This road system is independent of the existing road infrastructure, takes travelers through senic areas, all while being free from worry about car traffic bearing down on them, or being pushed off the ...more »

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Fitness Incentive Healthcare

Let's create a national healthcare system, that is single payer, but has cost reduction incentives for being healthy. For example, let's say the healthcare premium is $100/month. If you purchase more fresh fruits, veggies and meats (Rather than fast food) and commute to work on your bike, or exercise regularly, your monthly premium can be reduced to $80/month. Or perhaps there are credits you can earn based on healthy ...more »

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Promote Bicycle Usage with Infrastructure Investments and Tax Credits

Since the middle of the 20th Century, the United States has become a largely suburban nation with massive road networks dependent on auto transport. This infrastructure creates a series of problems: 1) Ongoing needs for enormous investments in road construction and maintenance 2) Tens of thousands of annual traffic deaths, plus many more injuries 3) Billions of dollars in lost productivity from time that workers spend ...more »

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Obesity Problem

Hi. This is just a rough idea, but I felt I should share it. Our country is dealing with a huge obesity problem. In short, we need to get this country to exercise. I think it would be worthwhile for the government to set aside funds to partially subsidize exercise and fitness programs. While we do have low cost alternatives like the YMCA and public park space for running and jogging that’s clearly not doing enough. ...more »

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The Drinking age and Driving age should be switched!

Background: Underage drinking is often quoted as significant social problem (see intrest groups such as MADD, SADD, etc) and we have established that teens are more likely to be involved in traffic accidents than drivers in other age catagories. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that: Motor vehicle crashes are #1 cause of death among those aged 15-20 (2005) 28% of those that died had been ...more »

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