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Old 06-09-14, 12:21 PM
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FBinNY 
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Yes, open scenic roads would be nice, but finding any would entail a bit of a detour when commuting or riding in town.

All in all, I prefer 2 lane streets to wider ones mainly because driver attitudes and expectations are better on smaller roads. Also major avenues (4 lanes) usually rin through busier commercial aread, so there are more active driveways to contend with.

There's also the question of lane width. Most 2 lane roads here are much wider than half the width of 4 lane roads, so I have a choice of drivers passing me in a shared or partly shared wide lane, or playing the take the lane game in narrow lanes.

In any case another major factor in road choices for daily rides is pavement quality. I'm sorry to say this here but if there were ever a referendum on a choice between building bicycle specific infrastructure or spending the same dough on repaving in general, I'd be voting with the motorists for better roads.
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