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October 12, 2009

Great Dane Gets $200 Million for Expanding Bicycle Lanes and Greenbelts

This is a really cool story about how persistent advocacy for cycling CAN pay off in a huge, and important, way:

Meet Lise Pedersen. She is the lead political lobbyist for Danish Cycling Federation or Dansk Cyklist Forbund (DCF), a cyclist advocacy group that has been working since the '70s to create the hundreds of miles of bike paths that connect every corner of Copenhagen....

And two weeks ago after a year of hardcore policy work, Lise won a major victory for bicyclists (and what may be the largest government infrastructure subsidy for bicycles in history) -- $200 million for expanding bicycle lanes and greenbelts across Denmark.
 
That certainly makes Lise a "Great" Dane in my book...wouldn't you agree? ;-D
 
Watch the vdeo, and read the rest of the story, at Mother Nature Network.

October 12, 2009 in Pedaling Advocacy | Permalink

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