From today's Post
business leaders and advocates for public transportation are pressuring Gray to reappoint transportation chief Gabe Klein and retain the city's new bicycle and bus lanes.
Gray also is under considerable pressure to keep transportation chief Klein and Harriet Tregoning, the head of the Department of Planning, in order to send a signal he embraces Fenty's vision for bicycle lanes, more mass transit options and lively neighborhoods.
"There are people who are going to look at these appointments, and he needs to send a clear message he's going to move things forward, or he can send a message he is not," said Dave Alpert, founder of the Greater Greater Washington blog, which advocates for smart growth and public transportation.
Yet, as the election proved, amenities such as bike lanes have more appeal in Northwest then they do in some other areas of the city.
This will be the first chance for Gray to signal that he really does believe bikes will play an ever larger role in DC transportation.