Dedicated Funding for Bike Infrastructure Withdrawn in Porto Alegre, Brazil by @globalsiteplans

The creation of the Municipal Fund to Support the Implementation of the Cicloviário System (FMASC ) has been discussed since April, when the City Council of Porto Alegre presented two bills related to the topic. The story came to an end on Thursday (10/30), when the City published the Official Version of Complementary Law 744 (LC), sanctioning the Supplemental Draft for Executive Law 010/13, which was approved by the Legislature in May. However, in the opinion of bicycle activists, the LC provides funding for the system based on sources without guarantees of payment. Members of movements that advocate for the use of bicycles and alternative transport in the city, whose support is shown in various polls in the last seven months, were not happy with the sanction of the Supplementary Law. In late April, the project of Councilman Marcelo Sgarbossa (PT) was approved by the Hous...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1020761

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