The City of Regina is pleased to encourage active modes of transportation by supporting the Carmichael Outreach Centre Bike Rally event on June 27 from 2 – 6 p.m. at 1925 Osler Street. The City has provided $1,500 from the 2013 Sustainable Communities budget for bikes, helmets and other bike accessories for free draw prizes.
Now look at Portland, OR, considered one of the most bike friendly cities in the world, with more than 6% of its population commuting by bike.:
The city revised its bicycle plan again in February 2010 when the Portland City Council unanimously adopted its third bike plan, titled the ‘Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030’, which called for $613 million of spending on bicycle infrastructure over the next 20 years to expand the bicycle infrastructure target from 630 miles by 2016 to 962 miles by 2030 and increase the daily bicycle modal share from the current 7-8% to 25% by 2030. With only about 300 miles of bicycle infrastructure built by the end of 2009, the plan sets a target of building 662 miles of new bicycle infrastructure in the city over the next 20 years.
Portland City Council’s investment has more than a little to do with the massive flooding in Calgary and Alberta. “Calgary floods spotlight cities’ costly failure to plan for climate change.
Municipalities not ready for rising number of severe weather events.”
Put bluntly, Regina’s missing the boat (and the flood waters will be coming for us too one year soon).