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.