I could describe what each of the candidates said last night in support of improved bike accommodations, but there’s a bigger story here: 8/9 spoke in obvious support. One gave sort of a non-answer, but the big picture was that nobody opposed a bike-friendlier Denton. Two years ago, the bike accommodation discussion fell flat during the same forum. Two years before that, it wasn’t asked. By comparison, the forcefully relocated Quakertown community lived with unpaved, undrained dirt roads for forty years before forward-thinking women fought for street improvements.
Bike-friendliness has traction; it’s woven into the dialogue between our citizens and city. Stay tuned for some portraits of candidates who’ve championed bike-friendly causes, because we’re not doing a candidate questionnaire this year. The champions stand out, and actions deserve more recognition than words.