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Ok, so it's nice to be able to have a little bit of fun for a moment. But we're not immune!
I bet this spring we'll see some of the "bikes cost too much" rhetoric heat up - as it's already in play with the Planning Commission, though to be fair much of it is also budgetary-realism about making choices in a world of limited resources.
It's something to watch and stay on top of, and I'm sure we'll circle back around to it soon. Making the economic case for bikes will almost certainly be more important in the months to come, and the form of the arguments and rhetoric will be the same whether they happen in Portland or Salem. Bikes should be seen as cheap and amazingly efficient, not as frills.
For more analysis and debate, see BikePortland, Mia Birk, and the Portland Mercury.
Santiam to Open New Shop!
Holy Smokes! Presumably this is expansion, not relocation. And that's great news. Stay tuned for more!