Comment 91966

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted September 10, 2013 at 14:05:52 in reply to Comment 91947

Stopping bike lane development would be a great way to save money - if it was actually costing us anything. Of the 100 million roads budget, something like 600,000 is set aside for bike infrastructure. So for every 1000 we spend on bike lanes we are spending 166,000 on roads. 0.6%.

Not to mention the fact that maintenance and replacement costs for bike lanes and sidewalks are significantly lower than for driving lanes.

This one project is costing us 3 times what we're spending all year on bike lanes.

There is no way to possibly spin these numbers to show that alternative transportation costs are sinking this city.

We can't afford this many car lanes. The sooner we all accept this truth, the faster we'll get our budget under control.

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