Wednesday, February 24, 2010

DC expands bike transportation while Fairfax cuts

While Fairfax Supervisor Cook says that a bicycle is not a transportation device and the county cuts bike program funding, DC has a more enlightened approach. According to the Post article Transportation chief says bikes, buses are way to go in D.C., Gabe Klein, the Director of the DC Department of Transportation,
is expanding the city's red, dollar-a-ride Circulator bus system beyond tourist destinations and into more neighborhoods. He's promoting car sharing and, with Tregoning's office, said he hopes to build on a bike-sharing pilot program with 1,000 new bicycles and 100 stations.

"There's a lot of things that go into making a city an attractive place to live," Klein said. "You have schools, public safety and high-quality transportation. People are realizing that what we had in our old cities is actually more sustainable than what we have now."
In the case of DC, high-quality transportation includes bikes.

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