CycleTrack Networks?

Background Reading

Summary

Cycletracks separate bikers from cars and trucks, creating a safer and more inviting environment for riding. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

Cycletracks separate bikers from cars and trucks, creating a safer and more inviting environment for riding. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)


TakeAways

The key term here is ‘networks‘. It implies that each cycle track is part of an orchestrated effort to get cyclists from one part of town to another. I liken this to the way in which both buses and elevated trail routes operate.

Our current efforts are a patchwork of ‘me-too‘ bike lanes that favor one side of town over another and do not necessarily focus on destinations. They should.