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    I just searched the internet for the idea of elevated bike paths, raised bike lanes, etc and came across this (see below).



    The Worlds Longest Elevated Cycling Path Opens in China | ArchDaily
    March 12, 2017


    This month, in the city of Xiamen, China's first elevated cycling path was inaugurated. At nearly 8 kilometers long, the structure is now the world's longest elevated cycling path.

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    As a result, connections to other public transport systems can be made at 13 points along the cycling path, helping to facilitate intermodality in the daily commute of inhabitants across three financial centers and five residential neighborhoods of the city.

    Eleven of the available exchange points correspond to bus stops on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route that runs on a elevated road parallel to the cycle path. The remaining two connect to Xiamen's metro system.

    ...It also has 11 spiral ramps to allow for uninterrupted riding, public bicycle stations housing 355 bikes, 253 parking spots distributed on seven platforms and 30 thousand lights to make the structure safe for cycling at night.

    Although the new infrastructure is intended primarily for cyclists, accommodating up to 2,023 bikers per hour, several lanes have been included for pedestrian traffic that are marked with different colors on the pavement to avoid accidents.

    https://www.archdaily.com/806710/the...opens-in-china





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    China's 'Bicycle Skyway' is the longest elevated cycleway in the world



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    “The city of Copenhagen, Denmark, for example, is building 26 cycling superhighways that will span 186 miles.

    "Good infrastructure is all about accessibility, mobility, and connectivity ... while adding something extra to a city’s identity or creating a more vibrant and enjoyable urban space," Trojaborg said.”


    http://www.businessinsider.com/china...-xiamen-2017-7
    Last edited by KC; 06-12-2017 at 10:57 AM.

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    Oh boy! If you think citizens of Edmonton bitched about the bike lanes and using tax dollars to do so, be prepared for lots of issues if something like this ever came to Edmonton.

    I think this is more practical for our city as opposed to bike lanes but that's just my opinion.

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    The loop in the last picture is ridiculous, what a terrible way to get from point A to point B.
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    A bit elaborate, that.

    Here's a map of a town of approx. 80,000 in the UK which has a comprehensive network of dedicated cycle tracks - not painted lanes on regular street. These were included in the initial design and built back in the 1950's, and have expanded with the town. Doable here?
    http://www.stevenage.gov.uk/content/...p-with-Key.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasH View Post
    The loop in the last picture is ridiculous, what a terrible way to get from point A to point B.
    Yes, but with an elevated freeway in between...

    Maybe a spiral ramp on either side would have been better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howie View Post
    A bit elaborate, that.

    Here's a map of a town of approx. 80,000 in the UK which has a comprehensive network of dedicated cycle tracks - not painted lanes on regular street. These were included in the initial design and built back in the 1950's, and have expanded with the town. Doable here?
    http://www.stevenage.gov.uk/content/...p-with-Key.pdf
    I’ve always wondered why they didn’t incorporate/built in a perimeter LRT ‘Ring-Rail’ system into the expanding perimeter of Edmonton as new newbouhoods developed and as the Anthony Henday was built. Skip the inner core and built a system from scratch where no demolition is required, just planning. Make provision well in advance. They could do the same with bike paths.

    Speaking of advance provision, along 107 Ave from Groat Riad West there is a green belt. Why is that there?
    Last edited by KC; 17-12-2017 at 06:39 AM.

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