This video offers a suggested bicycling route from Finkbine Golf Course on Melrose Avenue to Downtown Iowa City. This video was recorded on 4 Aug 2017 by Greg Johnson.
Note: At some points during the video, excessive wind noise can be heard. Feel free to turn down the audio if that bothers you. The conditions were great for recording video, but not for audio. Narration could be added in the studio, but that would require reducing the natural background ambient sounds. If a replacement video is provided in the future, a link will be provided here.
This narrated video provides a guided tour showing a suggested bike ride going from the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center (HTRC) to the Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City.
This is a narrated bike trails map tour of the Iowa City, Coralvile, and North Liberty areas. Recorded 3 Aug 2017.
This video shows the ride north from Iowa River Power to the Iowa River Landing.
This is an introduction and overview to bicycle trails in the Iowa City and Coralville area as departing from the Iowa River Power Company going in any direction. Companion videos explore the trails mentioned in this video.
This is a video about riding south on the bike trail from the Iowa River Power Company. This video shows how to connect to the Clear Creek Trail network.
This video offers a suggested bicycle route from Iowa River Power in Coralville to the Peninsula Neighborhood in Iowa City.
The City of Iowa City has developed a Bicycle Masterplan that offers a strategy for better accommodate cycling in the area. The plan is summarized in a two-page PDF document. It is provided below via Scribd for easier viewing on all devices.
Historically, for many civilizations, rivers were the first major means of travel and transport of goods. This resulted in larger cities being located near rivers or lakes. As railroads were developed, they mostly replaced rivers as a means of travel and transport. Some of the river towns suffered as a result. Cities along railroads became the new hubs of industry.
For many decades, highways replaced rivers and rails as the new means of travel and transport. Cities on major highways became the new hubs of industry.
As technology has downsized our lives, we’re no longer transporting the physical ‘things’ we once had delivered by trucks such as books, newspapers, magazines, printer paper, pens, office supplies, music CDs, DVDs, postal mail, etc. Many ‘things’ are now in digital form. So, physical proximity to rivers, rails, and roads has become less relevant.
Many people are telecommuting, being able to work from anywhere. Today’s computers and other technologies now fit in a shirt pocket or in a hand bag and no longer weigh 30 pounds or require a desk to place them on.
Because of these developments, trails and bicycling are the future of travel and transport.
Find out more by visiting BikeIowaCity.com/about
This is a video tour of the Scott Park trail system on the east side of Iowa City. In addition to the bicyclist’s perspective video, there’s a map view provided at the end showing the trail network from a bird’s eye view. This video was recorded on 8 Aug 2016 by Greg Johnson.