Country Fair: Bradley to Springfield
A Compare and Contrast exercise
There is a bicycle path that meets
Bradley Ave. just West of Country Fair Road. I think I
have figured out the "bike path route" that several
have told me they use because they really don't like the
traffic on Country Fair.
I think I can understand how,
just as I feel a sense of accomplishment when I figure out
how to negotiate
traffic in particular spots on my commute, other people
embrace the challenge to negotiate the assorted vagaries of paths. I figured out "you gotta cut to the back yard of the Swann Center, through that
gate, over that sidewalk..." Okay, I was
inventing escape scenarios and tv-series plots all the way!
This path does *not*
conflict with roadways. As you'll see, though,
there's more than automobiles to pose hazards.
There really isn't a
"challenge-free" way to get from Springfield to Bradley in
this neck of the woods. Here's my exploration of the
"unknown" (the path) and the "known" (the road).