This should be interesting. According to CBS 3, City Council approved a measure to give itself control over where bike lanes in the city are located. The new rules require city council approval for bikes lanes that, “result in the loss of a travel or parking lane,” (but apparently not the other way around) and requires an 8-month trial period for lanes before they become permanent. Reportedly, Mayor Nutter’s administration was reluctant to go along with the plan after, “It sampled 12 other big cities, and in every one of them the administration installed bike lanes in consultation with a district councilperson. At no point were they required to get Council approval.” Because if there’s ever been anything that’s made things get done easier, it’s adding an extra step of governmental approval.