Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 29, 2012
On October 29, city bike manufacturer Linus Bike responds to an article published by the Downtown Devil describing the potential slowing of progress in cycling program for Phoenix, Ariz., due to a stagnant budget.
According to Annika Cline, “The city of Phoenix bike program has had a higher budget than originally planned for the past two fiscal years thanks to extra funding, but the program may not see any extra money next year.” Cline goes on, explaining that, “When it was created two years ago, the bike program had a set budget of $50,000 per year. In 2011, the program enjoyed a windfall of an extra $50,000 and another $40,000 in 2012, according to Thomas Godbee, deputy street transportation director of Phoenix. However, the budget will likely go down to the original $50,000 amount for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, according to Street Transportation Department spokesman Sina Matthes.”
Still, the article reports that supporters for the bicycle programremain hopeful. “For now, the bike program is looking at a budget of $50,000 next year, but according to [Thomas] Godbee there is still a chance that extra funds could be added depending on what next year’s budget has room for.” According to the article, Godbee serves as the deputy street transportation director of Phoenix. Many others also believe that the more people that get behind the movement will progress even further, the Downtown Devil reports.
China Reevers, a representative of city bike manufacturer Linus Bike, applauds Arizona, stating, “We firmly believe that the Phoenix bike program is an excellent movement and are glad to see so many taking interest in the cycling community. While it is unfortunate that the program’s budget will be remaining stagnant, it is our hope that they will be able to improve the safety and regulations for the cycling community and will see growth for the program and its budget in the future.”
Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.