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Old 06-27-16, 06:04 AM
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Article discussing positive small business response to bike lanes

Small businesses are changing their tune on bike lanes - The Globe and Mail
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Gee, market to cyclists... what a concept.

This sort of thing always amazed and disappointed me in San Diego... an area with a wonderful temperature that could host cycling tourists almost year round... yet the city totally misses the concept with regard to their Mission Valley tourist areas and the proximity of the beach.

Fort Worth, Texas with their heat and cold winters "gets it" better than San Diego. Fort Worth has developed a nice central corridor for biking tourists with Trinity Trails... and a few business have sprung up around the trails. The obvious business is a bike shop... Mellow Johnny's at the Trailhead and the Press Cafe are nicely located, for both motorists and cyclists, AND they rent bikes.

San Diego has been way way slow in developing bike paths through the valley, that could allow cyclotourists to access restaurants and shops in the valley, and ultimately the beach areas... But the city has built some terrible roads that lead to instant gridlock during any shopping spree... while totally overlooking the cycling potential. Just baffles the mind.

The North Park area of San Diego, on the other hand, has fully embraced bike lanes, and bikeshare. They have even added bike parking racks in place of automotive parking... to encourage more cycling.
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