City of Boston FY14 Budget: Cycling Infrastructure Funding

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 16

Got this in the email a while ago, haven’t gotten around to posting it. Seems like great news that funding for bike infrastructure is safe and sound in the city budget.

The City Council passed the FY14 Budget with a unanimous 13-0 vote. Here is a statement from the Councilor:

Creating reliable and affordable transit options for Boston’s residents improves the vitality of our City. In an effort to accelerate our infrastructure improvements and to promote public safety, I fought for increased investment in bicycling infrastructure. I am pleased to report that the final FY14 budget includes much-needed design funding for a cycle track on Malcolm X Blvd and discretionary capital funding for a cycle track around the Public Garden. Funding was also earmarked for new bike lanes throughout the City.

Also, in case you missed it – as a direct result of my hearing on the fatal crashes last fall, the City released a comprehensive report on cyclist safety in May 2013. To view the report, click here (pdf).

For more information, or to share your ideas on improving our City’s cycling infrastructure, please contact James Sutherland at 617-635-4217 or email [email protected]

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