I'll be there, too. Thanks squeazasis!
irideredthebike wrote:The second point I would like to push is that the PBN should not be on major roads. This is just idiotic. Yes, they may make good lines on a map, but these routes generally aren't pleasant or safe to ride along and there usually is a parallel route that could be created.
Interestingly enough, I saw Mikael Colville-Andersen speak on the way bicycle lanes were designed in Copenhagen, where the planners thought something along the lines of your comment. In practise, they discovered that cyclists were still using the main roads, because they were quicker and connected better - so they ended up shifting the main cycle routes back to the main roads. I can't find any references to this specific example, but there's lots of information about re: desire lines and the way our spaces can be designed by observing these.
That said, I do prefer to take the off-road beach path until I get to the off-road greenbelt path because it's pleasant and safe. I wonder if better (safer) infrastructure was built along the main routes, would I (and my cycling demographic) use them?