Minneapolis Mayoral Hopefuls: Cam Winton

  • Article by: Eric Roper
  • Updated: October 8, 2013 - 1:35 PM

 

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morenews0013Jun. 9, 1310:25 AM

Cam Winton "Wants to stop spending on bike infrastructure?" This guy was looking interesting until that point. I think he's done before he's even started if that's going to be his approach. I'm not much of a bike rider and even I can see that huge numbers of residents appreciate and use the "bike infrastructure" in Minneapolis. Take away the "bells and whistles," perhaps, but don't take away the things that set Minneapolis apart as special. We're still recovering from the Pawlenty "make Minnesota mediocre" years. Minneapolis escaped that, partially because Rybak was a good advocate for Minneapolis. Out of all these candidates, there certainly ought to be somebody who won't promote Minneapolis mediocrity.

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chemnpJun. 10, 1312:19 PM

this guy seems like the only person who isn't in the pocket of some union that will eventually raise my taxes for their own benefit. that being said, opposing biking/transit in minneapolis is a non-starter. the previous comment said it right -- even non-bikers in minneapolis see the utility of having bike trails and transit options.

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vins0010Jun. 11, 1312:46 PM

Yeah, I was considering him until the bike piece. Bike infrastructure is cheaper, cheaper than car infrastructure, reduces traffic, and increase livability of a city.

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twincitizen1Jun. 16, 13 9:10 AM

I will echo the comments about Cam Winton's views on bike infrastructure being misguided. Bike lanes are cheap, and they are often implemented on roads that are due for repaving or restriping anyways. Cutting funding for bike infrastructure is an extremely unpopular notion with Minneapolitans of any political stripe. This isn't the suburbs Cam. We love our bike lanes and cutting them won't amount to a drop in the bucket. Seriously reconsider your position...this is making you look silly.

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