Thursday, August 11, 2005

Mo' money!

Bush signed the highway bill yesterday. And while this bill was so full of special interest pork, it's still a good thing because approximately $3 billion was allocated toward biking and walking trail development. Here in the Twin Cities we're supposed to get about $25 million of that. According to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a bicycle advocacy group, Minneapolis already has more people biking to work than any other city — 2.63 percent of commuters. I'm happy to be one of them. But 2.63%? That's puny.

2 comments:

Emeroz said...

It sure makes you proud of our elected officials...being able to bring home the pork.

annie said...

Hi Pete, thanks for the link. I'm not a commuter yet, but I did check out a potential route over the weekend and I might start, at least a few days a week. That will increase our percentage by 0.00000000000001%. Or something.