Friday, February 12, 2010

Portland Mayor: Bicycling -- that's how we roll.

I just came across this heartwarming article in which Mayor Adams makes a strong commitment to building out the citywide bicycle network in Portland, OR, at a cost of over $600 million.

“There’s been some chatter out there about cost, and that’s fine,” Adams said. “We’re Portland and we lead the nation in bicycling, because that’s how we roll.”

What a great quote, and what a great stand to take. If only we had more leadership willing to take a strong stance like this for bicycles, we could really make some progress on many, many issues -- climate change, obesity and traffic injuries, just to name a few...