Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030
Bicycling creates safer streets, reduces the causes of global climate change, promotes a healthy environment, and limits the effects and health care costs related to inactivity. It provides equity and access to viable, affordable transportation options and creates fun, vibrant, and livable neighborhoods. It supports Portland’s economy and is a sound investment. For all these reasons, the City of Portland is on the verge of adopting a new plan for bicycling, the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030.
A hearing before City Council to adopt the plan has been set for Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., time certain.
The hearing is a total show trial. On the Portland Transportation website they offer "Click here to express your support for the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030!" which takes you to the "just click "yes!"" instructions.
They care about your opinion as long as your opinion is "yes."
Remeber, this is not just for your own good you fat lazy citizen who enjoys a heated and sheltered commute during the month of January, it's also to create equity with people who can't afford cars.