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Adding to the bike path conversation from last week, Long Beach resident Patrick submits his vision of what a path through our barrier Island could look like. Patricks idea is interesting because it takes some of the bike riding away from Park Avenue/Lido Blvd and puts it a little closer to nature. Check it out:
“What would be incredible if they could somehow connect a bike path by the land next to the Lido Towers. They have that weird overpass there, not sure if it is private property. If that could be added the bike lane could come off the Boardwalk , down Broadway , Richmond road, though that wooden overpass area and then that park land across from the Lido Fire House.
At that point (and this will never happen) it should go down Ocean Blvd in Lido Beach and widen the little walkway to the east and connect up with Prescott road and enter the Lido/Nickerson park.
As an alternative it would need to go on Lido Blvd past the residences and then hook up with a path like what they are doing at Eisenhower Park. There would be one issue by the Lido Townhouses where the lane would have to be only sidewalk width. As another alternative they could possibly cross lido blvd go along southern perimeter of golf course and cross back over Lido Blvd (that route would take bike lane past people’s backyards, so there would be extreme opposition.)
(Bike path on Merrick Avenue along Eisenhower Park)