[Yak] Listing Bike-friendly airports.
hmsachs at verizon.net
Fri Jul 27 09:34:09 CDT 2007
Maybe it's time to generalize from the recent conversation about access
to airports, such as Andy Heath's post (below).
How about some notes on airports, particularly major ones, that are
safely accessible by bike? I'll start.
National (Reagan), Washington DC. Paved bike path (Arlington to Mt.
Vernon) runs within about 100m of the terminal, and has paved access
from North (DC side) and (I believe) South to the main terminal
building. About 3 - 4 miles from downtown DC, and good bike trail
connections to much of Northern Virginia and even parts of the Maryland
suburbs. Not bad, eh?
Denver. I haven't tried it, but there seems to be a paved, separated,
bikeway all the way to DIA, but I'm not sure where it originates. Of
course, the downside is that the Denver airport is practically in
Kansas, so figure a minimum ride of a couple of hours to get to the
city. I don't know about access to Boulder and other points north (or
(but I've never ridden to the airport).
Andy Heath wrote:
On the topic of getting away from Sea-tac airport - good luck.
I have cycled to and from various airports with varying sucess.
One issue is that people don't expect you to do it so navigation
is hard (for example all the signs typically lead to freeways
and nobody one asks knows the ways to avoid those roads - this is common
to many airports). In general I find it easiest to cycle *to*
airports because the navigation is easier (just aim for where the
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