Sunday, June 9, 2013

The hidden potential of a cycle path

I enjoy riding along the San Luis River multi-use path. It gives me a relief from busy roads with motor vehicles whizzing by at 35-60 mph. On the other hand, this design puts the trail away from major destinations. Why couldn't we link this to local cafes and stores along the route?

The recent SANDAG presentation for the Inland Rail Trail MUP is even worse and not user friendly. Due to rail line rules and private property lines, chain link fences to the right and left trap intended users. This prevents intended users from getting to various destinations like the local store, cafe, or restaurant. The suggested path looks very out dated. The modern separated cycle track designs makes more sense. It connects people to their destination, it improves local economy, and builds a stronger town.

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