North Branch Trail Extension?

Background Reading

Summary


TakeAways

Like the plans for London this sort of infrastructure serves two purposes:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.