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Earlier Emily had mentioned that someone would be brought on who would share a dissenting voice and talk about what this would "take away" from cars. What are we taking away? Pennies in the bottom of a transportation fund? Yes, we could take those funds and dedicate them to vehicle transportation, as we have done for the past 50 years, but numerous scholars in the field of Urban Planning, like Anthony Downs, have shown that once traffic congestion is here, we cannot build our way out of it and need to think of other ways to reduce travel on the roads. One way of reducing the load on the roads is to provide the means for other types of transportation, like cycling.
So, perhaps it should be thought of like this: automobile drivers should be thanking cyclists for commuting in the rain because if all of those cyclists were to each hop into their own car, imagine how much more it would tie up your morning commute.
Hey Portland, we are all in this together.
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