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Phoenix Mayor Eyes More Spending On Bike Projects

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File photo of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

File photo of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix would spend $1.5 million of its state transportation funding on making the city more bicycle friendly if Mayor Greg Stanton gets his way.

Stanton is proposing that the money be used to add more bike lanes, launch a bike-share program and prepare a citywide bicycle plan.

The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/YTUUWk) reports that Stanton’s proposals are included in a proposed budget that is scheduled for an initial City Council vote on Tuesday.

Phoenix has not previously used money from the state Highway User Revenue Fund for bicycle projects.

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