Sunday, April 13, 2008

Boulder's Offers Ignored

I was ready to read another puff piece about bikes and Boulder until I actually read the article ... and then re-read it.

Boulder Colorado offers a $2,000 bicycle allowance for it's city manager, municipal judge and city attorney.

None of them are using it ... but it's offered.

Also, regarding the comment that Boulder "is the world headquarters of serious bicyclists" -- um, ever heard of Copenhagen?

1 comment:

Fritz said...

I like that it started out as a joke.

When Ron Secrist accepted the job of city manager in 1998, he was surprised Boulder didn't provide an amenity every one of his other potential employers offered: a car allowance.

"No surprise: I was told that here, we don't provide automobiles for city employees," said Secrist, who now serves as president of the Boulder Community Hospital Foundation. "They said, 'No, we don't do that. We'll give you an Eco-Pass.'"