It's just a set of stairs that you have to walk down to be able to get on a huge multi-use path system that is great to use. Seriously, who cares? Why are cyclists such complainers. I don't own a car, I ride my bicycle everywhere and for everything and can not believe what babbling, complaining BABIES most cyclists are. STOP COMPLAINING.
We're complaining, Nate, because we don't have a significant seat at the table about things that directly affect us. The city tries to shortchange our interests to its own credit and we call them on it. I ride along those tracks every day and there is nothing of the project for bikes. Maybe some paint later. We don't want it to be, "See, it's not so bad." later because it's never going to be acceptable. The city has to actually do something workable, earn it, like was mentioned above. Hey, it gets accolades for the loop. It may seem like whining when compared to places that have essentially nothing and there are days when I vow to just shut up and ride my bike. The appropriateness of cycling here really warrants more than the slow and intermittent progress it receives and we don't want it to stop while it's still beginning.
Nate, I think the reason folks are complaining is that bridge cost 14.98 million dollars to design and construct. You would hope that somewhere in a budget that large there would have been funds to hire someone smart enough to figure out that bicycle access to the path could be incorporated into the project rather than added as an afterthought when a sub committee of the BAC figured out there was no access planned. Regarding your argument, "what babbling, complaining BABIES most cyclists are" I guess I'd like to point out that it isn't an argument, it's a logical fallacy. I do agree that the multi use path is great to use.