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Where the sidewalk ends

Posted by Ralph Ranalli September 7, 2007 02:45 PM

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Whoever designed the mall had the forethought to include a bike path near the entrance of the building. And it's nice, the way it meanders through the newly planted birch trees and grasses.

It's just a little short, in total just a few hundred feet. And it posed other logistical challenges too -- like connecting directly to a sidewalk along one side of Speen Street that ends abruptly about a block away from the mall, leaving riders and walkers to fend for themselves along the four-lane roadway.

This afternoon, no cyclists were spotted on it. Not that they would have had a place to park anyway. Stands for locking up bikes also aren't available yet, but mall officials said they should be in the next several weeks.

-- Meg Woolhouse

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