This is not an endorsement in the Montgomery County Executive race, I just found this is all. It's unusual for a candidate to dedicate so much type to biking
We need to invest in modern, comprehensive solutions for all modes of travel — bus and light-rail transit, roads, sidewalks and bike trails and more. We need leadership and vision to get some big things done, and we need to think outside the box to create state-of-the-art telework centers and better integrated transit, road, pedestrian and bike networks to better serve our communities. It takes an “all of the above” approach to seriously cut congestion and support job growth in our region.
Complete Comprehensive Bike Transportation System:
Bicycling is quickly becoming a popular mode of alternative transit, particularly in high-density areas. The statistics show that a vast majority of people will bicycle if there is some sort of designated or protected lane.
I want to initiate a Cycle Montgomery Plan of setting yearly goals for miles of protected bike infrastructure, including cycle tracks, buffered bike lanes and off road trails. We need to quickly complete the Metropolitan Branch Trail, the ICC bike facilities, and remaking the roads in Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Silver Spring and Takoma Park. This will ensure the success of bikeshare. Through the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, working together with bicycle advocates, such as the Montgomery County Bicycle Action Group or the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, to name a few, we can ensure the success of this plan.
Further, I want to ingratiate the biking culture into our community, particularly in our schools, so it becomes second nature – kind of like when recycling was introduced years ago and now is a given. It will improve our community, our environment and our economy.
I have long supported the concept of the Purple Line, including both an earlier alternative route that ran outside the beltway and the current route inside the beltway. This project is critical in providing access to closer-in communities from Bethesda to Silver Spring and beyond, and it has my full support. We must work together with the state to pursue and secure federal and private funding to begin construction on the purple line. In doing that, we must ensure that we maintain the quality of the Capital Crescent Trail and work with the businesses and residents it will affect.
I'm not in any position to edit anyone, but is "ingratiate" the right word there.