Beyond Platinum: Bike boosters hunt for funds
Holmes Junior High School students bike home Wednesday using the new safety lanes at the intersection of J Street and Drexel Drive. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Trekking though the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Davis active transportation coordinator Dave "DK" Kemp was busy talking up members of Congress promoting Davis, bicycling and the idea that more federal dollars need to be spent on active transportation.
"We're essentially lobbying the federal government to support bicycling," Kemp said.
It's a trip that may yield potential millions for Davis' Beyond Platinum Bicycle Action Plan, a strategy that Kemp told the City Council last week most likely would need no money from the city. That's a seemingly tall order, given that carrying out the plan will cost a projected $120,000 per year. Continue Reading