L, Agree not exactly the same fruit but they are closely related. Both are 'low-stress' facilities where people can go considerable distances without having to deal with much traffic. The more low-stress bike facilities we build, the more we will minimize the excuses people have for not getting out onto bikes. Bike lanes on arterials are great for confident riders and are one of the keys to basic mobility by bicyclists but we can't rely on them alone. Tucson has been at 2% bike ridership (census numbers for biking to work) for the last 10 years. During that time we've doubled our bike lane mileage getting it up to almost 700 miles in the region. In addition to that we've educated hundreds of people with the bike safety classes, and done numerous encouragement events. Getting more people out onto bikes won’t be easy without some serious funds thrown at it. The Feds seem keen on funding bike/pedestrian improvements these days. With any luck, we’ll land some of that money to move the many projects identified in the Regional Bike Plan and in the 2040 Transportation Plan along. And if and when the second coming of the RTA is developed to replace the first plan, we’ll dedicate a lot more local money for bike/pedestrian improvements than the current plan. Bike/Pedestrian improvements in the transportation world are basically a cheap date. To put things in perspective, the entire bike boulevard network could be built for the same cost of widening one mile of roadway in the urban core.