Monday, September 26, 2011

Road Users

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I usually take 15th Street from Summit to Commerce on my way to school in the mornings, and today I counted just 2 people in cars along the entire ~2 mile route, 4 of us on bikes (the getting-from-Point-A-to-Point-B crowd, not the lycra type), and several pedestrians. That bike number is with absolutely zero encouragement from the city. Zilch, nadda, nil.

Twice as many road users on bike than in cars... hmmmm.... seems to me like we need to devote more than just $1.5 million to trails and bike infrastructure out of the extra $500 million in sales tax cash coming to LR over the next 10 years. How about passing and adhering to a Complete Streets policy so that the $67.5 million earmarked for street resurfacing can also create some high quality bike infrastructure at the same time?

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