Councilmember Paul Koretz’s Outstanding Letter in Support of a Better Bike PlanJanuary 20, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Posted in Bike News | 5 Comments
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Today we received word that City Councilmember Paul Koretz CD5 has submitted a letter to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in support of a better LA Bike Plan. We met with Councilmember Koretz to discuss with him specific areas in his district that are in peril if the Bike Plan in its current form goes forward.
But it’s great to see that Koretz has gone above and beyond, not only identifying specific locations for stronger bike infrastructure, but advocating for stricter and more plentiful benchmarks and time-lines and all throughout using ambitious language;
“As a city we can do much more to increase the number of Angelenos who ride bicycles as a means of transportation…Futhermore, by getting more citizens out of their cars and onto bikes we would help to reduce congestion, improve air pollution, promote health and enjoy the City in ways we couldn’t by driving in our cars.”
We look forward to working with Councilmember Koretz to make 2010 the best year for bicyclists in this city yet!