"Elevating a cycle route limits the access points and thus level of service to reach the diverse places diverse people want to get to on the diversity of the core street & paths network at ground level. If you want a case study in the futility of…"
"I stand corrected (though it took me some time to find a reference point). As you say, gradients don't go down well with Dutch cyclists, so they've had to build enormously long ramps. That tells you why this…"
"Looking at it on Streetview, I think this one is actually elevated (I'm assuming the level pf the ground floor of the nearby buildings is the datum), it just appears that the road is in a cutting because the embankments supporting the cycleway…"
"Kim is correct. The example above is not in fact elevated. What they have done is kept the cycleway more or less at ground level and the roads are in cuttings. That way cyclists don't have to expend their…"