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  •  um, I think this diary focused on something else (5+ / 0-)

    That looks like interesting information about bike lanes, cars, and streets.

    When I read this diary, it seems to focus on trails built on former railroad right-of-way. The rail trails I've pedaled are specifically designed to be (nearly) totally separate from streets and cars.

    Could you perhaps clarify how your comment applies to the sorts of trails described in this diary?

    Thanks, and cheers

    •  The studies referenced (3+ / 0-)
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      pHunbalanced, VeloVixen, RunawayRose

      Do study separated facilities.  For example the "redways" of Milton Keynes are paths separate from the street network, as were the Dutch facilities - both have measured out as significantly more dangerous.

      Around here suburban RR ROW's will have an at grade crossing every few hundred yards.  In any case, such facilities are rare, and if you actually want to use your bicycle for actual commuting, you will want to go places that aren't served by a former RR ROW.

      This planet needs a lot more kids who think taking a lawnmower apart is more fun than playing a videogame.

      by rjnerd on Thu Mar 17, 2011 at 03:50:58 PM PDT

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