To follow up on the Dems transportation policy critique, here is further reading on transportation policies in other countries (Worldwide Transportation Policy and Practice).
“This article presents six detailed case studies of cycling in the Netherlands (Amsterdam and Groningen), Denmark (Copenhagen and Odense), and Germany (Berlin and Muenster). …they represent the very best in coordinated policies and programs to make cycling safe, convenient, and attractive.”
FYI: Stephen Rees’s blog was where I found this document. Thanks Stephen!