This story and graphic ran in the Spokesman Review today. It is refreshing to see our city leaders paying attention to the bike folks who enjoy the benefits of active transportation. Not to throw a wet towel on things, but one has to wonder how much of this we will see in the future with the state of our national economy and the emphasis on cutting government spending. SRTC has been tracking the national debate on spending and transportation funding. While those discussions are far from being settled at this point, it’s pretty safe to say that the debate on transportation funding is likely to be spirited… So maybe we should just enjoy what what are seeing now, and hope for the best as we try muddle through this economic downturn. Oooops, almost forgot the link… Read more here

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