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.