beth (bikelovejones) wrote,

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Read all about it here:

Basically, the City Council passed approval of the Bicycle Plan. That doesn't automatically mean the $630 million to fund it will follow; but with a plan approved and in place, it makes it easier to procure funding in fits and starts. To that end, the Council also approved a jump-start pledge of $20 million to get things going.

Considering how much we spend on automotive transportation infrastructure -- and how much of that is subsidized by the collusion between government and the private sector -- $630 million over the next 30 years is a drop in the bucket.

Good for Portland, for finally getting this thing approved and in the can. Now let's build it.

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