Reason for Support #72 : It gives you options

Those opposed to the bike plan haven’t been on a bike in years and probably will never use a bike for years to come. They are happy being so reliant on the car and they want to make everyone else reliant on cars as well. What Arlington needs is transportation diversity. Diversifying Arlington’s transportation infrastructure gives people choices of how they can go about their business and it makes the entire system less susceptible to shocks.

With diversity you have choices

63% of daily car trips are only five miles or less.

40% of daily car trips are only two miles or less. [1]

These are great opportunities to bicycle!

Is gas too expensive? Ride a bike.
Going only a mile to the store? Ride a bike.
Is it raining outside? Drive your car.

Without any bike infrastructure you have one choice:

Is gas too expensive? Too bad, drive your car anyway.

Show the council that you want to have more choices when it comes to transportation.

Contact them directly and tell them you support the plan (click here)
Show up to the Hike & Bike Plan meeting on February 8 (more info here)

[1]  National Household Travel Survey 2001, cited in the Hike and Bike Plan at p. 1-8.


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    • Pawel P.

      Those that oppose the Plan follow one person who opposes the plan to his core. He offers up anecdotal evidence and uses fuzzy math to pander to his base.

      If you are an arlington resident, please show your support.
      There’s a list of things that you can do at:

      Find us on Facebook and sign up to attend the upcoming meetings. Tell your friends, and bring them out too!

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