Back to School Edition: Treatment #7

Shared Paths

Wide paths shared by pedestrians and cyclists, separated from vehicular traffic.

Advantages•Improves safety by separating vulnerable road users from vehicular traffic•Can influence desire lines (i.e. preferred routes), keeping pedestrians and cyclists on safer routes and crossings•Usually provides a more pleasant walking/riding experience, particularly through parks and other vegetated areas

Disadvantages•Can lead to conflict between cyclists and pedestrians•Off-road sections could be perceived as less safe (e.g. stranger danger)•Very high cost