Often times, we think of walking and biking as a recreational, weekend activity that allows us to be outside and enjoy our neighborhoods.
Sometimes we hop in our cars to drive to bike trails that are miles away, or we may go for a leisurely stroll in our community.
When biking and walking take a recreational focus, we may forget that many people across the state bike or walk out of necessity.
Safe spaces to walk and bike are necessary for many people to travel to work and school and should be a priority for our leaders.
One reason leaders sometimes shy away from supporting biking and walking projects is due to the public perception of these types of projects as being expensive, taking away from much needed funds for road repairs and maintenance, and...