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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Driveways and cross streets every 100ft isn't a "dense downtown" environment....that is basically every mid/low density residential development plan ever conceived. Seriously.

Of course....you presume the sidewalks are at all rideable. Older developments--those sidewalks have been heaved and cracked so much as to barely even be walkable.
No, I don't presume sidewalks are all rideable... And I made that point just above, when I clearly stated the following...
Sure, you are NOT going to ride sidewalks in any major city downtown core, where they might be filled with people, bus benches, fire plugs, lamp posts and all manner of other stuff. I would never attempt to cycle in that... which indeed was the case near my home in the Clairemont Mesa area of San Diego. (Or downtown, or Northpark) But that situation DOES NOT EXIST EVERYWHERE. So the admonition to NEVER ride sidewalks is false. There are situations where sidewalks work quite well...
And here is an example of what I am speaking...

Here is another:

And here is another:

Obviously this is not Miami, or Orlando, or Phoenix... places where "sidewalk/sidepath" riding could well be impossible... as is often the situation in a large dense urban environment.
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