Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bike plan funding too low, councillor says

Proposed funding for the city's sidewalk and bike plan now before city council means it will take years for Edmonton streets to become safer and easier for bike commuters to use, an Edmonton city councillor said Thursday.

"The plan that's been proposed here as I understand it, will chip away at the problem over decades," said Coun. Don Iverson, an avid cyclist. "I think if we were a little bolder upfront that we could achieve more and see the kind of shifts towards people walking and cycling that the transportation master plan in its draft form calls for," he said.

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