Thursday, August 11, 2005
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.