Comment 32268

By UrbanRenaissance (registered) | Posted July 03, 2009 at 07:30:43

Going My Way wrote:

Do cyclists really need the city's permission to find the best and safest routes from A to B, or do they merely need the city not to interfere as cyclists gradually take over these routes?

An interesting idea, if there were a large enough group of cyclists using the same road(s) everyday, most drivers would just change their routes to avoid the "inconvenience" thus making those streets safer for the cyclists.

Perhaps create an unofficial bicycle "highway" system with a main trunk line going across the city and predefined branches going to various destinations, then encourage all cyclists to only use this system to ensure as many people as possible are using it at any given time. An added benefit would be that since there's really no physical infrastructure the branches could be created and changed organically based on factors like construction and popularity and then immediately disseminated through something like a google maps mashup and/or social networking sites.

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