Posted on June 9, 2009
Cycling spending rise wins approval
Council’s decision to double investment in cycling infrastructure this year is winning widespread acclaim. As one friend notes, it’s easy to double a small number and shifting $1.7 million from car-oriented spending to bike-oriented spending, raising the total to $3.4 million, was barely a fender-bender for the car budget.
Next year, with its strategic planning process, is where the real effort is needed. I’ve received more e-mail on this initiative — all positive — than any other since we took office in December.