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Eastcost Greenway:

 

This 3,000-Mile-Long Bike Lane Will Let You Ride From Maine To Florida

 

If you ride 50 miles a day, you could do the entire trail in less than two months. But they have to finish it first.

 

One day, not too far in the future, cyclists will be able to ride all the way from Maine to Florida, thanks to a 3,000-mile bike path that is already almost one-third completed.

 

The lane is being cajoled into existence by the East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA). So far, 850 miles exist, and another 200 should be in place by 2020. In the U.S., it seems amazing that such a thing could exist at all, but the really amazing part is how it’s being built. 

 

Full Article At:

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3061881/this-3000-mile-long-bike-lane-will-let-you-ride-from-maine-to-florida/?utm_content=bufferd28be&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

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Canada Opening 22,000 km Car-Free Bike Path Across The Country In 2017

by Jeremy Hazan

· September 1, 2016

 

 

 

Canada has its very own “car-free highway” currently being built and so far it’s 20,770 km long!

 

Construction began in 1992 and is scheduled to be completed by 2017, just in time for Canada’s 150th anniversary.

 

So far over 87% of the trail is complete, and it already connects most of the major cities in Canada.

 

Although it isn’t a bike path in the traditional sense, it is exclusively designated for recreational purposes and only allows bikes, hikers and horseback riders in the summer and in the winter it is used for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

 

Read more and see map and photos at:

http://www.mtlblog.com/2016/09/canada-opening-22000-km-car-free-bike-path-across-the-country-in-2017/#

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Pool noodle keeps Toronto cyclist safer.

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"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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There's a guy in Cincinnati who does that with some sort of springy thing with a flag on it. 

 

I've been passed by thousands and thousands of cars and it's rare for one to pass within 5 feet of your elbow, let alone 3 feet (one meter).  On a bike it seems like passing cars are closer than they are, and if they are relatively close, you do experience a draft that in some cases can cause you to wobble.  If I tried to make a video of cars passing close to my elbow, I'd have to ride for weeks before getting a clip of someone really getting close. 

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Maybe if you're riding in the middle of the lane that won't happen, but if you're nervous and staying near the curb or edge of the pavement then motorists absolutely will make unsafe close passes. 

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