Paris opens first section of a 28-mile bicycle superhighway
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The first all-bike highway has just been inaugurated in Paris, France. So far, the thoroughfare consists of a half-mile stretch of pavement that runs along the Bassin de l’Arsenal, but by 2020 it will be just one small part of a 28-mile network of bike highways, called the Réseau express vélo (“REVe”), planned across the city. Rather than simply placing bike lanes on already-busy streets, the city has opted to build dedicated bike paths free of motorized vehicles -- a move that's...