>>1524834>my other concern is the lack of a shoulder/emergency lane so when someone calls in an emergency police/ambulance
that is a big problem and major oversight, and i can't imagine how the planners would've missed that. you would expect to need to account for emergency vehicles on a road that busy>this is the type of shit that belongs in dense cities, not suburbs.
its not, it is normal for people to cycle up to 30 km to their work here
one of the problems is mentality, another major one is the lack of public transport in the united states. cycling your entire daily commute isn't the greatest thing for most people, but cycling a few kilometres to a train station is a lot more manageable.
urban areas just happen to have more incentives for people to use bicycles, including public transport. add to that the fact that some people are simply forced to ride bicycles in big cities.
remember that the reason the concept of suburbs exists isn't because of the automobile, it is because of railways