Council urged to spend for bike plan – Metro US

Council urged to spend for bike plan

Spending roughly $101 million to improve and add more bike trails across the city over the next decade is money well spent, said about a dozen speakers at council’s transportation committee meeting yesterday.

“There is an urgency in implementing this plan — I feel the plan is no good on paper,” said Jason Bots, an owner of United Cycle in Old Strathcona.

Bots says the bike plan will encourage more people to get on their bikes within their neighbourhoods and it would encourage others to stay active and healthy.

The new plan will also allow for better opportunities to connect cyclists with city transit, and more options for parking bikes, along with widening curb lanes.

Coun. Tony Caterina said the cash for the plan won’t work, while Coun. Don Iveson said the cash is not unreasonable.

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