February 24th, 2009 5:33 pm | by NIGEL JAQUISS News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, City Hall, CLEAN UP

Flat Tires: Bike Lobby Discovers Sam Adams Ain't Santa

Tags: bicycling
samMayor Sam Adams cultivated a strong relationship with Portland's burgeoning bicycle lobby as city commissioner over the past four years. That honeymoon may now be over.

It's budget season and with city bureaus looking at cuts of five percent or more, some of the aspirations Adams listed in his 100 day plan—including those involving bikes—are falling by the wayside.

Jonathan Maus at the Bike Portland blog has reviewed the Bicycle Transportation Alliance's unhappiness with the spending plans of Adams' Portland Bureau of Transportation, which don't include much love for two-wheelers.

But a disaffected bike lobby may be the least of Adams' problems.

Click here for the latest updates and complete WW coverage of the Adams-Breedlove story.
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