Re: [OM] IMGs: Another New Bike Route

Subject: Re: [OM] IMGs: Another New Bike Route
From: Chris Trask <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2017 11:29:09 -0700 (GMT-07:00)


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro 
     - Hunter S. Thompson     We have some interesting adaptations of bike 
paths being installed along streets over in Mesa that connects that canal path 
system to the Riverside ballpark, spring training camp for the Chicago Cubs.  
These street paths were necessary as the canal passes through the Mesa Country 
Club, which is private property, and the snotty blue bloods don't want low life 
cyclists around.

     I waiting for the street construction to be completed so that the workers, 
equipment, and barricades will be out of the way.  This is going to be a 
wonderful showcase for cycling/traffic separation.

     When they're done with that, there's a mile long connection to be done 
along a storm runoff canal.  Most of the grading and lighting installation has 
been done, they just need to shift the equipment and workers over to pave that 

     That stretch will also tie into a riverside path that was opened just last 
month.  With that you can get to the Phoenix canal paths, which will take you 
all the way to Glendale.  Tempe is right now putting the finishing touches on 
an underpass, and soon they will begin work on the next (and last) one.  Those 
will eliminate crossing busy streets.


>Very nice set of images.  Sure beats what cyclists put up with around 
>here, where they share narrow, hilly crooked roads with fast-moving 
>pickup trucks!
>The last shot shows what appears to be a common problem, getting rough 
>stone facings to adhere to concrete structures.  My grandson has a 
>similar problem with the stone rim around his outdoor pool.
>I enjoyed the trip.
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