Separated bikeways are clearly safer and will encourage more bicycling leading to economic, health and environmental benefits. But there needs to be a commitment from local city government, residents and voters.
A LOOK AT DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO SEPARATED BIKEWAY IMPLEMENTATION
WEB EXCLUSIVE SAFETY ARTICLE BY ROCK MILLER, MARCH 12, 2018
“A complete network of separated bikeways serving a dense city center can often attract 10% or more commuter trips to the city center from nearby neighborhoods. And once cyclists find that they enjoy commuting by bicycle, they are not likely to give it up. Bicycling can also serve many non-commuting trips, such as shopping, entertainment or schools. This can make a tremendous difference in areas where parking is difficult or transit is crowded because travel times by bicycle are often faster within the city center than driving or transit. But potential new bicyclists generally must feel safe and comfortable riding in bikeways and must be able to reach their destinations with minimal travel away from bicycle facilities.”