Sunday, March 14, 2010

Power To The Pedal

The crowd that gathered Feb. 4 was urging [Portland OR] City Council to approve the city’s Bicycle Master Plan, which envisions the construction of more than $600 million in new bike infrastructure over the next 20 years.

[C]ouncil members responded enthusiastically to the plan—which Mayor Sam Adams accurately called “the most ambitious, the most comprehensive of its kind in the country.”

For the BTA, unanimous council approval, which came after a second hearing Feb. 11, marked the greatest triumph in the organization’s 20-year history and its evolution into a significant political force at City Hall.

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