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Potholes or Money Pits

Looks like the city is spending more on pothole repair then bike infrastructure. Latest from Gothamist.

Extra Pothole Filling Costs More Than NYC Bike Lane Budget
By John Del Signore on Feb 17, 2011



For drivers, bad potholes are typically more costly than they are dangerous, but for cyclists they can be deadly. And after our extreme winter—which is most definitely over, no doubt about that, right, eh?—many cyclists are returning to the streets to find their commutes pockmarked with new landmines. Thankfully, the DOT is taking the war on potholes seriously, and spending a pretty penny to get the pavement pretty again. Streetsblog crunched the numbers, and you may be surprised to see how much the city is spending compared to, say, bike lanes.

Read the article here.

And check out the latest pothole tumblr.

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