- New North Branch Trail Segment Will Soar Over the Chicago River – Roscoe Village – DNAinfo.com Chicago (PDF)
Like the plans for London this sort of infrastructure serves two purposes:
- If you plan it properly (towards destinations that many people use) you can get people into and out of the city by bicycle for fairly great distances that a more direct even than streets.
- This kind of infrastructure is far more useful than merely for bicyclists. It allows the kind of traffic seen on MUPs which means there is greater ‘buy-in‘ from the folks who live in close proximity.
Because it is accessible in ways that on-street bike lanes are not, it means that kids and families, the elderly in wheel chairs and everyone else can use it safely with little interaction with motorized traffic.