Construction Costs of Transit Corridors

“We’ve been going at a pretty fast clip,... I intend to take the weekend off, and I’m going to take my wife out on a date. I hope to go on a bike ride with my kids.”
--Presidential Candidate Barack Obama,
New York Times, 6-6-2008

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. ...I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel . . . the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”
--Susan B. Anthony...

“Who is more patriotic, the person who commutes to work on a bike, or the guy who slaps a U.S. flag decal on his SUV that gets twelve miles per gallon?”
-- Jim Caple,
writing at

“Ride your bikes... OUTSIDE!”
--Julia "Butterfly Hill,
University of Redlands, CA January 25, 2005

Henry Ford's first vehicle was called a quadricycle and used BICYCLE wheels! Ford was also a World War I war protester.

Food for the Thought

“Cycling is the new golf”
--RANDY KOMISAR, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist
From NYT article "Wheels and Deals" 12/04/2005

“Not so long ago, cars and trucks were things to aspire to. But very recently there's been a change. Now the whole notion of social liability has crept in.”
-- Bill Clay Ford, Jr.,
Chairman of the Board, Ford Motor Co.

It’s also not surprising that riding in an automobile is the single most dangerous activity that the average child participates in each day (that is if riding in a car is considered an activity). Automobile crashes are the number one killer and cause of major injury of Americans ages 4-29. In 1994, automobile crashes cost our society $150.1 billion (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration).
--Scott Bricker -- Director of the Bicycle Safety and Awareness Program with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance in Portland

“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.”
--H.G. Wells

SLOWING DOWN MOTORIZED VEHICLES SAVE LIVES! Reduced speed zones in England (20 MPH) reduced child pedestrian casualties by 70%, and child bicycling casualties by 28%!
--Department for Environment, Transport Regions London, England 1999 or check

TRAFFIC CALMING WORKS! The city of Seattle reported a 77-91% reduction in traffic collisions after it implemented a city wide traffic calming program including 700 new residential traffic circles.


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