"You might get laughed at the first time, but you back it up with numbers and success and experience elsewhere, you can start to make the case. But if you don't do that, you're never going to get the funding that you need, and it's never going to meet anywhere near its potential."
"Whenever these budgets are tight, this is the stuff that gets cut first. Unless there's somebody that's going to squeak. And if nobody's squeaking about it, nobody's complaining about it, then it's an easy cut."
"You can't just build a piece of infrastructure that doesn't take you where you want to go, which you'll still see happening in the suburbs. 'Great we got a grant to do this half kilometre bike lane…that doesn't connect to anything else.' You have to connect a network."