"I'm not sure. In the case of more traditional infrastructure (roads, sewers, etc), it's completely built out (and we likely have as much as we really need other than for incremental increase to deal with slightly increasing population),…"
"Yep, so if we had the opportunity to donate a million bucks to one pot of money or the other, would we want:
-a million more of new bike lanes,
-a million of maintenance/plowing/painting/sweeping of the existing bike lanes? "
"True, especially federal capital dollars have helped contribute to the build side, with the city footing the bill for the maintenance expense, such as it is. What I'm getting at is we still have our own values/priorities as riders, all…"
"This invokes an interesting question: If CDOT somehow got an extra million dollars, would it be better if it was used to build a new bike lane - or - to maintain existing bike lane(s) for x number of months? "
The messaging system on here is a bit odd...I think you have to friend someone before you can message them. But thanks for the trip advice! Looks like both MI-WI ferries are running this year so it's nice to have those options, though they are expensive: