Author Topic: Dedicated Across America Bicycle Path  (Read 16765 times)

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Offline geegee

Re: Dedicated Across America Bicycle Path
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2009, 10:54:26 am »
That's one of the problems with having bicycle paths that are parallel to roads — the make motorists believe that cyclists don't belong on the roads in the sections where the paths do disappear. These types of paths also resemble sidewalks (and often merge into sidewalks) and confuse cyclists with what the rules really are. I especially hate the ones that switch to either side of the road every few miles.  I like dedicated bike paths, but I think they should be built on their own as special routes away from highways. As part of a highway, I prefer wide shoulders or bike lanes.

Offline mucknort

Re: Dedicated Across America Bicycle Path
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2009, 01:11:10 pm »
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is working on getting more paths set up. They list many of them on their website:
http://www.railstotrails.org/index.html