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Old 07-28-2008, 10:10 PM
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Well, the Hawthorne and Broadway bridges already have this sort of couplet. The paths on the Interstate Bridge are far narrower; four to five feet wide SB and 44" wide with a minimum of about 40" NB. If anything, it would make more sense to enforce what is essentially a couplet on this bridge as well. I already go with traffic, and would have to agree with you that most people tend to take the SB path. That's half of the reason that I take the NB path—nobody else seems to.

Besides the obviously needed improvements to the pedestrian and bike facilities and connections on the bridge, I think that enforcing a one-way couplet for cyclists would help make this bridge more crossable.

And if it matters at all to this discussion, I live in East Vancouver, usually taking the Glenn Jackson bridge via bike or bus Southbound and the Interstate Bridge by bike Northbound.
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