Comment 115459

By AnjoMan (registered) | Posted December 07, 2015 at 08:52:03 in reply to Comment 115422

I would just point out that there is a big difference between "not all roads have to be bike friendly" and "the green way takes going the extra mile". Why should someone riding a bike, making a negligible impact on their environment while consuming their own energy to get around, have to go the long way so that someone driving can have a bike-free direct route? If biking is really ecologically friendly, and we actually think it is a better way to travel, we should make the direct route bike-friendly and force those in cars to go the long way. After all, they can travel much faster and it often costs them nothing. The Linc is a perfect example - you can take it across town and even though it is definitely the long way, it is just as quick because of its design.

In any case, I don't see how we can even talk about which roads shouldn't have bike facilities when there isn't even a continuous network of cycling infrastructure in the first place. Every road already accommodates cars, while almost none of them accommodate bikes. Let's not limit ourselves in re-balancing our skewed transportation networks by further entrenching auto-dominated street design.

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