Good pizza, horrible wait staff and service!
The first commenter claims cyclist pay no taxes, your assuming that all cyclist don't own cars or buy gas. I know many other cyclist who own and drive a vehicle. They just don't view it as the only viable way to get around;many use multimodal transit options. Some of use just prefer our bikes to our cars. Other cyclist or bike riders have no other affordable way to get to and from work, so providing those citizens a safe and reasonable route to get to work produces an overall economic benefit. Study after study has shown that slowing traffic and increasing accessibility by walking or bike helps not hurt businesses. The same was true when smoking inside bars and restaurants was ban. Business claimed it would hurt them, but in fact the opposite was true. Business increased because people who didn't like sitting around in smoke filled rooms, could frequent business they previously wouldn't have . The anti "diet" commenters arguments just doesn't hold any water.
Traffic is certainly bad on University at rush hour but not horrible, plus from being a cyclist I learned other routes I can drive and avoid dealing with the traffic there. Additionally, the anti "diet commenters should consider increasing funding for mass transit, such as our buses and the future light rail. That would go a long way to reduce congestion on University and our other streets by getting cars off the road. The additional funding would allow for increases the number of buses and bus routes available to people, or if you insist on driving,CARPOOL!
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