“Cutting funding for bike lanes because there isn’t enough demand is like cutting literacy funding because not enough people are reading. Bike lanes are not built to satisfy demand. They’re meant to serve as an incentive to encourage more cycling by increasing safety.”
—Activist Dave Meslin, responding to the announcement that cutting back on cycling infrastructure is one potential measure the City might consider in order to help balance the books this year. That cut was one of many listed by KPMG, the outside consultants the City hired to identify which services were “core,” or essential to its mandate, and which were discretionary.