Chicago Mayor Daly Recognized By Vanity Fair for Bike Racks
The May "Green" issue of Vanity Fair profiles people (albeit mostly celebrities driving low emission vehicles) who have been working for the environmental movement. A two page photo spread focuses on 6 big city mayors including Chicago Mayor Daly, who is noted for the installation of 10,000 bike racks in the city (see the Chicago Envy posting from March).
One frustation within the bicycling community is that major environmental players seem to have a focus on gas mileage standards and alternative energy sources, asking consumers, to spend more on vehicles, not finding ways to reduce driving. Is the SUV owner that bikes to work really doing more damage than the Prius owner driving 1000 miles a week?
While I would hope that our allies in the Hollywood Hills start moving back to the sidewalks and bikeable streets of Beverly Hills, the recognition of a bicycle friendly mayor is a good start.