Would you pay a Half Dollar to Bike Across the GWB?

half_dollar.jpgAn outraged reader points us to Benepe’s Bike Blog where journalist, cyclist (and sister of New York City’s Parks Commissioner) Jennifer Benepe has been working to improve bicycle access to the George Washington Bridge.

In a letter to the Port Authority Benepe suggests that cyclists would be happy to pay a fifty cent toll to cross the bridge, in return for "the same amenities as motorists: ramped entrances and exits, direct connections to bike routes and bike paths, such as the Westside greenway, and most importantly, 24-hour access."

I don’t think there is any serious proposal on the table to toll the GWB’s bike paths but what do you think? Would you keep a half dollar tucked into your Lycra shorts for a more bike-friendly bridge to New Jersey?

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