Les Voies Vertes

The temperature is so high in the south of France right now that in an hour my once-frozen water bottle starts to boil! The wind I get from riding keeps me from melting myself, so I haven’t been stopping much to take photos. Anyway, I’m only doing well-known routes for fear of getting lost and decomposing while I figure out the way home! OK, a little hyperbole I admit, but it is HOT!

So that’s my excuse. But here’s something. France (like any civilized country these days) is trying to create multi-use paths that avoid cars. A noble idea in my books, but as you can see from the map below, we’ve got quite a ways to go to catch up with our neighbors to the north (in Holland, for example, the extensive dedicated cycling roads even have their own traffic lights!). Still, it is a work in progress, and FAR better than only a few years ago.

I’ve added the link on my side bar (or whatever you call it), but here it for those who might be here in France.

http://www.af3v.org/index.php

There is an interactive clickable map, and I see a Union Jack up top, alongside a German one. Unfortunately it seems that is just window dressing for the moment. Nothing in another language happens when you click on them.

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