|Natural speed bump in the East End Bike Path: frost heaves|
I have blogged about some other bike paths, and yet I drive along the East End bike path a number of times a day and have never mentioned it. It extends from the 4-way stop sign (Subway, the Caribou Restaurant intersection) that marks the beginning of East End Road out to the Gear Shed, about 3.5 miles. It is a rolling path, and there are many cross-streets and business entrances that cross it, so it is busier than, say, the spit trail. And on top of that is this interesting development: nearly all the culverts underneath this trail "popped" a few yeas ago, creating a series of maybe a dozen or more built-in speed bumps. Frost heaves did their job and yet they weren't as noticeable until a year or so ago, when each bump was painted yellow with a warning "Bump" painted onto the path, warning users of the upcoming bump.
|The view along the East End Bike Path is decidedly industrial. If you can overlook that, the view is great.|
|East End Road just past Mile 4, right about where the path extension will start|