Going alone with what is being said in my last bike lane post: I was talking to a fellow blog-reader over at Gentle Brew a few weeks ago about the economic impact a major bike trail system could have for Long Island.
Have Long Beach as the starting hub and it will go all the way up Loop Parkway to Jones Beach and Ocean Parkway and have it end up somewhere in Fire Island. It would be a one of a kind experience for not only residents of Long Beach and Long Island, but for NYC as well.
The Long Beach NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan, which was just released today, actually has a bike lane planned for Park Avenue (more on this later).
There is a trail being made as we speak on Ocean Parkway, but nothing is currently planned for Loop Parkway for us to get there. Lido Boulevard was just poorly redone and, in my opinion, even more dangerous than before. What a missed opportunity for us… Even to just safely ride a bike to Point Lookout would have been great.