What is important to you when you plan a bicycle or walking route?
For me it’s easy:
1. Shady trails or tree-lined streets
2. Carfree or car-light
I like to reduce my potential for interacting with automobiles.
Two of my bicycle riding co-workers were recently surprised when I said that a shady route was one of my main considerations — they’d never thought of it; and I was surprised they never noticed. There is a massive Pleasure Differential between riding under a tree-lined street or path and riding under the relentless sun.
What would make you walk or ride your bicycle more?