This is what a Los Angeles bike path looked like in 1900 Before it became a freeway.
The plan was to start the path at the Green Hotel in Pasadena and end in Downtown Los Angeles, with nothing more than a 3% grade at any one point. Smooth sailing for all those Edwardian Californians who would suit up in hats, ties, and ankle-length dresses, hop on a bicycle and pedal into that great 19th Century outdoor craze.
Here’s old Horace Dobbins, the creator of the CycleWay and former mayor of Pasadena, in an apparent moment of ideological self-destruction: is that a CAR on your bike path, sir?
Check out this terrific blog entry, which will give you more detail about the CycleWay, including a GoogleMap.