Test Your Bike IQ: Bikeways vs Highways
Q: The city of Portland, Oregon, has won praise for its city-wide bicycle network, which cost $60 million. How many miles of urban highway would that amount fund?
A) 362 miles
B) one mile
C) 21 miles
Answer: Investing in bicycle infrastructure is a smart move. An entire city can be outfitted in bike lanes for $60 million, but only one mile of highway can be built for that same amount. Portland's efforts won the city a platinum rating as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Use their example to persuade your elected officials to prioritize bike lanes.