The Portland Bike Plan was in front of the City Council on Thursday and Fox 12 was on the scene. The standard, Jim Hyde, produced this epic video that sums it up pretty well.
Quoting the opposition: Mr. Moorman (if that's his real name :)) - "There's not much in it for you except the extra cost. On balance it’s hard to believe that kind of bicycle infrastructure will improve commuting times for non bicycle riders."
I guess the good news is that the plan isn't trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes.