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The morning after: A visual look at PBOT discretionary spending

Posted by on May 18th, 2011 at 9:37 am

Graph by Bjorn Warloe

As we continue to digest the latest bike PR debacle spurred by reporting in The Oregonian yesterday, let’s take a look at a graph shall we?

Smart BikePortland reader and commenter Bjorn Warloe took budget numbers from the last three years and put them in a simple graph.

The Oregonian story painted a picture that funding for “bike projects” was coming at the expense of paving and “motor vehicle projects.” That’s one way to frame it I guess; but when you look at the overall spending picture, as Warloe’s graphs help us do, you see a different picture.

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  • Shane May 18, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Can someone put this same data into a less boring graphic representation please =)
    Cool infographic anyone?

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