I won't reinvent the wheel here, and simply suggest that folks go read League of American Bicyclists Exec. Director Andy Clarke's strong crititique of the latest USDOT proposed strategic plan, and send your comments to the email or interactive site embedded in the LAB link I've provided above.
Sounds like more of the same from the USDOT: Car is King, Long Live the King, no thinking outside the box, etc. Short fuse on this one. Comments due by 10 September. Fire a broadside or two for sustainability and safety.