bike·way | \ˈbīk-ˌwā \

Definition of bikeway 

: a thoroughfare for bicycles

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To San Francisco’s growing ranks of bicycle commuters, bikeways constitute an urgent need. Rachel Swan,, "Bicyclists protest as city plans for safer lanes hit bumps," 13 July 2018 Within the past two years, Seattle has built protected bikeways on Westlake Avenue North, Second Avenue, Seventh Avenue, Pike Street and Pine Street. David Gutman, The Seattle Times, "As Seattle struggles with bike lanes, Vancouver, B.C., has won the battle," 23 Apr. 2018 First, designate transit stops, transit lanes, and bikeways. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "As scooters and transit startups takeover, cities need to realize the value of the infrastructure they already control," 13 June 2018 More bike lanes and paths Tempe has 215 miles of bikeways and has improvements in the works for bike lanes and pedestrian streetscape along Alameda Drive. Jerod Macdonald-evoy, azcentral, "From pickleball to bikepaths: What's in the Tempe budget for you," 12 June 2018 Phase 1 of the project, which was completed in 2013 and is closer to the ferry terminal, was designed with more active recreation in mind — basketball courts, a dog run, a bikeway, concession stands, a playground and a turf field. Helene Stapinski, New York Times, "On the Resilient Waterfront," 31 May 2018 On Detroit's bikeways, like the two-mile-long Dequindre Cut that links the Detroit River to Eastern Market, only the Class 1 e-bikes are allowed — at least so far, according to the website of Detroit Greenways Coalition. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Why electric bikes aren't always welcome on Michigan's trails," 29 May 2018 In terms of biking, Schady said the survey showed 63 percent would bike more if the village’s trails and roads were improved, and 56 percent would bike more if the on-street bikeways were enhanced. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Glencoe hears from residents on alternative transportation plans," 20 May 2018 The bulk of the material focuses on the city's transportation infrastructure - roads, rails and bikeways. Mark Naymik,, "Read Cleveland Amazon document released by planning agency: Mark Naymik," 11 May 2018

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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