Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bike Station Delayed

Dan Klepal from the Courier Journal has written an excellent article in today's edition detailing what could be the beginning of the end for the proposed downtown bike station. It seems the terms of when the project has to be completed as well as the deadline for bidding construction has been pushed back. The mayor has written a letter to cyclists, council members and business leaders asking for a business plan on how to make the station sustain itself without long term government subsidies. One would think that the mayor would already have a plan in place before cutting the ribbon for construction.

The mayor obviously jumped the gun on announcing the project, and is now back-pedaling after significant public outcry from citizens and dedicated cyclists, and intense questioning of the city's priorities by council members. Hopefully, this delay will give the mayor the cover he needs to let this idea die.

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