rxlexi wrote:Drove paseo this week and imagined how cool a bike track would be ...be like a bike superhighway to anywhere I would ever want to go on a bike.
This is actually an awesome idea. At least, the kind of thinking that I'd like to see applied to the east side.
Paseo is beautiful, wide enough that you could place a spacious paved path right down the center median, has the aforementioned gradual slope, and with the right infrastructure (lighting, hub facilities) could be a destination cycling/walking corridor. It connects with the Brush Creek paved path, Swope Park via Meyer and runs close to Rockhurst and Plaza. Could rename MLK Cultural Trail and connect with civil rights history in some way.
Thinking the Indy Cultural Trail as an example, but median running rather than then street.
As a bonus, perhaps sadly, it would probably be significantly easier to make some dramatic changes to the character of the boulevard because it IS Paseo, and not Ward Parkway or similar.
In case you are not aware, Paseo is currently in the planning stages for just this type of bikeway.
From what I have heard, church leaders in the area along the Paseo are opposed to such a project.