What’s $260 million matter….
When you’re bankrupt. Yes, LA is inhabited by the insane. How else would you explain these nut jobs blowing this kind of money on Yuppie nuttiness.
June 4 (Bloomberg) — Los Angeles: city of freeways, smog, and — bike lanes?
That’s where Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to take his town. In one of the less likely transformations in the global effort to cut carbon output, Los Angeles plans to spend $230 million on 1,700 miles of bicycle paths, Bloomberg Businessweek reports in its June 7 issue.
Most of the program will be completed by 2015, and includes changing rooms, showers, and bike storage areas operated by the city and private partners, the city’s Web site says. It comes on top of subsidies for installing solar panels and incentives for planting trees and switching to electric vehicles.
“We have to make a change,” says Michelle Mowery, senior coordinator for the city’s bike program. “We can’t fit any more cars in.”
From the freeways of Los Angeles to the canals of Amsterdam, cities are taking the lead in the fight to reduce carbon-dioxide