2% of cities existing street funds would create 100 miles of bike lanes

 

2010/2011 Capital Budget

We’re pulling together our “Best of” list for the year at BFOC, but before that hits the blog we thought  we’d post this tidbit:

According to a Dallas Morning News chart, the city of Dallas capital budget for Streets and Thoroughfares for 2010/2011 was $142,304,779. The recently adopted bike plan notes that one mile worth of bike lanes is $30,000. If we took merely 2% of the existing budget, we’d be able to stripe approximately 100 miles worth of bike lanes throughout the city.

In related news, New York City just announced that bicycling has doubled within 4 years…in that same time period, the city installed 260 miles worth of bike lanes.

NYC Ridership

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