Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another way to go about it

There are many angles that municipalities can take to make cities more bike friendly. Some have been discussed previously. One that I have not tackled is the law.

City Councils and Plan Commissions have the ability to change City Ordinance to further increase the bike-ability of their Cities and Towns.

I know this in fact does work as it was added to the Zoning Ordinance of South Bend that for a certain amount of parking spaces at new buildings, there had to be a certain number of bike racks. It sounds small and insignificant, but it in fact, along with other tools, can help to make communities more bike friendly.

The City of New York is considering similar legislation as well.

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