Cartoon Friday: Beware

On February 19, 2010, the Portland City Council passed a Bike Plan.  Just like we saw this week, Portland’s Mayor announced a funding mechanism to make the plan a reality.  For Portland, it was the $20 million “kickstart.”  For Los Angeles, it’s the steady trickle of Measure R local return funds.  But nevertheless, the day after Portland passed its Bike Plan, the super-blog Bike Portland printed this cartoon.  Consider it part joke, part history lesson and part warning.

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