Bicycle Infrastructure

In the previous blog post, Bicycles Complete Transportation Networks in Communities, I wrote about the effectiveness of the bicycle in completing transportation networks in communities.  I would now like to discuss the critical components to enable the bicycle as a mode of transit.

Many communities are not currently structured to support everyday cycling.  However, in a lot of instances it can be as simple as evaluating the importance of vehicular lane width and the approach of just adding paint.  Cities along the Front Range of Colorado have bicycle-friendly adjacent venues, including an extensive mountain biking trail system.  Cycling is very popular in these areas as a result, but only for recreational purposes.  Most of the cities lack the internal city network that make cycling an effective mode of transportation.

Full Story: A Bicycle City Requires Bicycle Infrastructure

Bicycle lanes that end in isolation are as effective as the cliff for Wile E. Coyote.


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