In essence I have very little time for the competition of modality.  What should be debated is finding ways to fund all forms of accessible transportation.  

The key we need is to get vehicles off the road so that congestion is not as great.  We live in a City where as 80% are one passenger vehicle trips and it is this mentality and culture of commuting we have to change.  This does not necessarily mean extensive investment in bike lanes.

? while not penalizing certain forms of transportation.  This leads to cooperation from all interested groups and parties.

Bike licenses where every penny collected would go directly to ease costs and provide ability to create bike lanes across the city similar to gas taxes provide