If you build it, they will come

Hundred of miles of bike paths and 74 bike and pedestrian underpasses.

“Begun in 1977 as Bike to Work Day, Boulder’s annual celebration of biking is believed to be one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere.”

I have a few favorite trails either heading out of town when I need the space, or across town to enjoy the journey to a local destination. It is true that if you want people to use bikes, walk, or run you should provide them paths.

 

If you are new, there are handy directional signs to get you headed in the right direction with the right amount of awareness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of Boulders highest ratings probably can be contributed to this wonderful act of city planning:

Healthiest Town in the US – #2 Men’s Health

Best Cities to Raise an Outdoor Kid – #1 Backpacker Magazine

American’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well – #1 Forbes.com

Most Bicycle Friendly Cities in the World – #4 Virgin Vacations

Top 10 Healthiest Cities to Live and Retire – #6 AARP Magazin

 

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