The city of Fort Collins spent countless millions of dollars building a special bus line called Max, which runs every eight minutes along the train tracks north/south in downtown.
It is a huge double bus, which typically has three or four riders – making it the most inefficient vehicle on the road – pumping out huge amounts of CO2 per capita. It also has done nothing to ease parking issues, because most of the riders would have ridden their bicycle had the bus not been available.
Fort Collins is probably the biggest cycling town in the country. The number of cyclists exceeds the number of Max riders by at least a factor of 100. Maybe by a factor of 1000. But the city has done nothing to improve the bike trail system recently, and in fact there are no bike trails on the north end of town where I live – which led to the death of a cyclist two weeks ago.
Instead of doing something simple and effective to make Fort Collins greener, the mayor chose to waste massive amounts of taxpayer money on a system which increases CO2 emissions, and solves no problems. Greens are incapable of thinking rationally. They make token gestures which accomplish the exact opposite of what was intended.