With dial-up, it's difficult for me to see much of any video's posted. The first 15 seconds I saw of the separated cycle track in Oulu Finland looked good. Appears to be kind of like the 15 mile long or so, Springwater Corridor trail in Portland, which was sited in part on a no longer used rail alignment. The Springwater gets a lot of use. I'm recalling that the city's count of trips over the trail last year was around 500,000. Link to an article from bikeportland: http://bikeportland.org/2009/01/08/f...reversed-13036
Excerpt from that article: "...According to official counts of daily bike traffic on the trail by the City of Portland in 2007, an estimated 2,500 people on bikes use the trail each day (that's based on a count done at the Oaks Bottom area during peak commuting hours and extrapolated over a 24-hour period. The same count found 1,800 daily riders pass by the trail at SE Spokane.). ..." jonathan maus/bikeportland
The Portland Metro area has other examples of separated MUP's. People seem to like them well enough, but to date, none of them have been built with the idea that they could realistically or sufficiently meet the need people riding bikes have, to use standard streets, roads and highways for travel. Though some people are able to use Portland area MUP's for commuting, they're mostly recreational infrastructure. With increased population density that seems to be commonly anticipated in this area, these recreational MUP's, I think, are gaining more recognition, interest and use.
My strong impression though, is that this increased attention in my area to MUP's and cycle tracks, does not mean that this infrastructure having some things in common with active transportation infrastructure built in Holland and Denmark, will necessarily lead it to become the predominant type of road and street infrastructure that people traveling by bike in our area will use to get around their cities and towns. At least, not anytime soon, probably most readily due to lack of money and the logistics of designing, securing right of way, etc. It will continue to be a bit by bit thing.