kb wrote:The other issue is just the sheer volume of roads versus paths. A detour for maintenance on a shared path can mean kilometres of backtracking or diversion rather than an extra block.
Or rather that you just can't ride to work for a few weeks, or months (or worse, an entire year) because the shared path route is blocked and the drivers don't want you on the roads.
If driver behaviour was better, many commutes would be a lot easier and quicker. You'd be able to take the most direct route on roads rather than lengthy diversions on so called "quiet" streets or shared paths that don't go exactly where you want to go.