How San Luis Obispo Established the Most Powerful Bike Funding Policy in the Nation

[T]he city revised its transportation mode objectives, dramatically increasing the bike and pedestrian trip goals.

The new mode split goal:

50 percent motor vehicles
12 percent transit
20 percent bicycles
18 percent walking, car pools, and other forms

This is one of the most pedestrian- and bike-centric modal split objectives in the United States….

The city created a policy that allocates general fund transportation spending by mode to match the mode share percentage goals desired….

This policy mandates that our city must allocate general fund transportation spending at the same ratio as the mode share goal desired. Meaning 20 percent of funding needs to go to bicycling. (Emphasis added.)

Wow! A city could build Netherlands-level bike infrastructure with a few years of 20% funding.