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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/11/2010

Biking on a trail

By Rob Pitingolo

I've been thinking a lot lately about what it means for a city to be "bicycle friendly." Obviously, it means that a city is a good place to ride a bike. But that just leads to another question: what makes a city a good place to ride a bike?

Bicycle facilities are a good start. I'm fortunate to live in a place that has a lot of them. Bike lanes, multiuse trails, etc. I use most of this infrastructure every day, but I disproportionately use the on-street stuff more than I use the trails. In my four months living in Arlington, I just haven't had a great experience with the trails.

[Continue reading Rob Pitingolo's post here at Extraordinary Observations.]

Rob Pitingolo blogs at Extraordinary Observations. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Rob Pitingolo  | October 11, 2010; 12:30 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., Local blog network, Virginia, transportation  
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Comments

The multiuse trails are for the kiddies. Going much above a walking pace on them is downright dangerous. The only exceptions are the rails-to-trails conversions, and even then only during the week, and often only in the morning.

Posted by: krickey7 | October 11, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

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