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Old 03-24-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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They aren't here. Developers build these to fool idiots into thinking they are worth their weight in sand.
Maybe. maybe not, it's going to depend on the funding source and how close wetlands are. For funding the feds are requiring some form of intermodal (bike paths, sidewalks) in some grant funding and have been for 15 or so years. For wetlands/stormwater the EPA through the Corps of Engineers is tightening the screws and requiring green areas to control runoff to waterways.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Isn't it hard to judge what's going on here since we don't know where the path ends and where it begins?
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:53 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Isn't it hard to judge what's going on here since we don't know where the path ends and where it begins?
Agreed.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: plano
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I thought zoning and planning groups were full of urban planners. So this design is probably out of some urban planning playbook. I am sure they have a special name for it.... you know code that only they understand..job security! I agree unless we see a broader picture we cant judge the usefulness of this path way
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I thought zoning and planning groups were full of urban planners. So this design is probably out of some urban planning playbook. I am sure they have a special name for it.... you know code that only they understand..job security! I agree unless we see a broader picture we cant judge the usefulness of this path way
Not always. In many jurisdictions the Planning and Zoning Board is made up of citizens, usually by appointment from the governing body of the jurisdiction, and make decisions on planning and zoning issues as they pertain to the local P&Z laws.

Staff may or may not be professional planners. In smaller jurisdictions the staff may only consist of the Town Engineer and possibly the Code Enforcement officer.


In reality P&Z codes are often fairly easy to understand if you know the vocabulary and pay attention along with having decent reading comprehension.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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What about this?









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Old 03-24-2013, 05:13 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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^ that's lovely. I've rode it before, quite nice.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Monmouth County, NJ & Staten Island, NY
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What about this?

*desert/suburban bike path images*
I'd actually love to ride somewhere like that. Personally I would only really ever want to go bike riding on a leisurely, scenic trail like that rather than biking in a crowded urban hellhole like this:
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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I'd actually love to ride somewhere like that. Personally I would only really ever want to go bike riding on a leisurely, scenic trail like that rather than biking in a crowded urban hellhole like this:
My god that looks like such a hellhole! My eyes are burning!

KRPL, you admonish others for their bombast, but you can get carried away with it, too.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:44 PM
 
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I'd actually love to ride somewhere like that. Personally I would only really ever want to go bike riding on a leisurely, scenic trail like that rather than biking in a crowded urban hellhole like this:
I was under the impression you would prefer somewhere like this:

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