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Wow, look what the Japanese built

Old 03-26-18, 09:35 AM
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Wow, look what the Japanese built

... and we (in most of the modern world) get a few intermittent bits of street space stolen from curbside parking.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/...eid=95d91afc7a
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Old 03-26-18, 10:51 AM
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That looks like one beautiful ride. Very nice.
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Old 03-26-18, 11:02 AM
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Wonder if it's full of Freds like MUPs in America.


Seriously...Looks really cool.
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Old 03-26-18, 11:24 AM
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Those Japanese do know how to do things right.
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Old 03-26-18, 02:31 PM
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I'm impressed, but @indyfabz makes me wonder if in Japanese they anglicize "Freds" or call them (us?) something else.
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Old 03-26-18, 02:37 PM
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Very beautiful trail and impressive bridges. But isn't that Japan's only major trail? 43 miles long, where as the U.S. has over 23,000 miles of rail trails alone. This doesn't include the canal trails. I would hope they do make these very nice in Japan since the space is limited.

https://www.railstotrails.org/our-wo...e-trail-stats/
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Old 03-26-18, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
Those Japanese do know how to do things right.
except for building along a faultline...



fukushima
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Thailand also has a bicycle causeway. Pretty sweet
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Old 03-26-18, 06:13 PM
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Wow. That's beautiful. Too bad its on the other side of the world.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Wonder if it's full of Freds like MUPs in America.
It isn't he Freds you need to worry about on US MUPs, it is the gaggles of old biddies taking up the entire width of the MUP that are so hard of hearing that they don't hear the cyclist's bell/verbal announcement, Dog walkers with those extendable leashes (dog on one side of the MUP, owner on the other), joggers wearing headphones.... Or -- I kid you not, the mandated 5- or 7-mph 'speed limit' imposed on cyclists on the MUP. I absolutely reuse to ride the local MUPs for those reasons.
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Originally Posted by travbikeman View Post
Very beautiful trail and impressive bridges. But isn't that Japan's only major trail? 43 miles long, where as the U.S. has over 23,000 miles of rail trails alone. This doesn't include the canal trails. I would hope they do make these very nice in Japan since the space is limited.

https://www.railstotrails.org/our-wo...e-trail-stats/
Nope, there are bike paths all over the place, some even have special lifts to take you up to an enclosed path suspended under a bridge. Usually empty too. And apart from anything else the drivers are so courteous riding on the road isn't a drag anyway.
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
I kid you not, the mandated 5- or 7-mph 'speed limit' imposed on cyclists on the MUP. I absolutely reuse to ride the local MUPs for those reasons.
Sounds like they want to discourage cyclists from using said paths in favor of pedestrians. 7mph on level ground is slow even by a recreational rider's standards. A couple of the MUPs around here have 10mph limits posted, but almost every cyclist I've ever seen on them were exceeding that.
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
except for building along a faultline...



fukushima
Entire West coast of North America... Incidentally, the Fukushima power plant was destroyed by a tsunami, not the earth quake.
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Old 03-27-18, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Wonder if it's full of Freds like MUPs in America.


Seriously...Looks really cool.
Are you offended by "Freds"???? Everyone has to be somewhere.
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Old 03-27-18, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by General Geoff View Post
Sounds like they want to discourage cyclists from using said paths in favor of pedestrians. 7mph on level ground is slow even by a recreational rider's standards. A couple of the MUPs around here have 10mph limits posted, but almost every cyclist I've ever seen on them were exceeding that.
7mph is proabably a good relax pace for beach cruisers.
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Are you offended by "Freds"????
No. I am grateful for them. They provide me with endless amusement.
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Old 03-27-18, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by rollagain View Post
... and we (in most of the modern world) get a few intermittent bits of street space stolen from curbside parking.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/...eid=95d91afc7a
I've gone through there a few times- didn't really follow the paths that they mark out though. They have an event where you can ride on the actual roadways every couple years too - Setouchi Shimanami Kaido International Cycling Event ?CYCLING Shimanami?
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Originally Posted by Trevtassie View Post
Entire West coast of North America... Incidentally, the Fukushima power plant was destroyed by a tsunami, not the earth quake.
inland nuke power resources using routed water cooling might be better... just impracticable for japan.
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