Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pacific Grove, CA
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Hmm . . . it sounds like a bicycle toll road.
It could be a good idea if it was simply used as a bicycle highway to connect various parts of town. But you would still need to be allowed to ride your bike on regular roads once you get off this highway, because unless you build one on top of every existing road, it won't go where you want it to go.
My fear is that cities would build a few of these things, and then say, "OK, now just ride your bikes here, and stay out off the roads." And suddenly bicycling becomes a much LESS useful means of transportation. Instead of being able to ride your bike around for free and get where you are going, you have to pay to ride your bike to someplace that may or may not be close to where you are going.