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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:26 PM   #41
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Yeah we dont do bike lanes as well here, there are many that I'm too scared to bike on. Way too close to the road and such.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 10:17 PM   #42
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People walking on the bicycle lane.

By the way, that's a very fit looking blonde girl on the last pic in post #34.
I noticed that too. Wow, just gorgeous!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 12:15 AM   #43
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Suicide. Very, very dangerous!
Indeed, whe don't have something like that here.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 03:22 PM   #44
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A new cycle path in Florida, near St. Augustine. It's built on an abandoned railway ROW. It's part of the East Coast Greenway.



The only downside of former railroads is that they are straight and rather boring to cycle.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 03:55 PM   #45
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and there's no signs or lights, too bad.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 04:53 PM   #46
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The only downside of former railroads is that they are straight and rather boring to cycle.
I wouldn't go so far as saying that's their only downside. Rail infrastructure in the U.S. has been excessively pruned, and where it becomes desirable to run trains again, there can be (and are beginning to be) tensions between the two modes.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #47
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Are those deer on the path?
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Old May 30th, 2013, 04:34 AM   #48
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Yes, that's deer.

And here's something else: unmarked versus marked bike lanes in the Bay Area. We've got so many of these cycling lanes, we even permit bicycles on board ferries, buses, and BART too to keep up with demand!

Unmarked bike lane: Angel Island, Tiburon

Marked bike lane: Channing Way (a Bicycle Boulevard), Berkeley

Bicycle Boulevards, by the way, aren't strictly for cyclists; instead, the roadway is wide enough to allow groups of cyclists to travel the roadway safely. As a consequence of this concept, speed limits for cars are lowered (from 35 to 25mph), and it promotes cycling as a commute mode around the City of Berkeley.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 11:27 AM   #49
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Cycling underneath the Golden gate Bridge.

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Toward Sausolito.

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My travel companion

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Cycling path alongside the Golden gate Bridge.

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It was pretty cold that day.

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Old May 31st, 2013, 06:31 AM   #50
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You indeed took my advice! Splendid pics, mate! And yes, the west sidewalk is exclusively for cyclists only, while the east sidewalk is a shared bike and pedestrian path.
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Yes, it was a great experience. Next time maybe I am going to rent the bike a few days if that's possible. Go a little bit further north.
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Yes, it was a great experience. Next time maybe I am going to rent the bike a few days if that's possible. Go a little bit further north.
There's a weekly fee that you can pay in advance; check with the bike rental company for details. Another good alternative would be to shop around for other reputable bike companies that can give you great discount rates: here's a recommended bike station from Yelp that you can consider. And not to mention: most transit agencies here allow bikes on the front mount, under the luggage racks, or on board (in certain cases only).
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Old June 20th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #53
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Cycling in the US from a Dutch perspective

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Old June 22nd, 2013, 08:00 PM   #54
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The US really doesn't have a good cycling infrastructure. But we also don't have the perfect conditions for cycling like the Netherlands have, we don't have a big cycling culture so the demand for infrastructure is low.
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The 2nd-largest bike sharing system in the US is in Minneapolis-St.Paul. More than 1,500 bicycles are available at 132 kiosks with expansions underway every year. Eventually the majority of the Metro Area will be a part of the program.

Minneapolis itself has 85 miles of dedicated bike trails and 92 miles of on-street bike lanes. All Metropolitan Transit buses are equipped with bike racks, as are all trains on the LRT system and the Northstar Commuter rail. Metro Transit serves the entire Metro region. Downtown office buildings are required by law to provide bike storage.

And, contrary to expectations, people bike even in the winters. Bike trails are plowed after snowfalls and you'll see commuters on city streets in the dead of January. A fun article about winter biking is here:

America's #1 Bicycling City

You can explore the Twin Cities' bike paths at Cyclopath.org here:

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After Portland, Minneapolis has the largest percentage of bicycling commuters in the US.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 02:56 AM   #56
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But we also don't have the perfect conditions for cycling like the Netherlands have.
Ah yes, cold rain and constant wind... such wonderful conditions

There are plenty of cities in the US not built on hills or in a hot, humid swamp.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 05:24 PM   #57
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Wheather is indeed not what I would always like it to be.
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http://www.wral.com/bicyclist-killed...-run/12639104/

This is what happens when you do not have a proper cycling infrastructure. It is such a shame that people healthy people die because of the car-centric environment.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:34 AM   #59
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That's sad news.
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Bike Share program in Houston expanding.

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