As the feature article indicates, a cycling network is maximally useful when it connects all neighbourhoods and destinations. Until a network is contiguous and fully-connected, there are gaps that limit usefulness and ridership. This is a reality for planners – figuring out how to stage the project segments to fit within multi-year funding streams, align with planned road renewal projects, and ensure each additional segment is useful in itself. While a network is incomplete, those wanting to cycle more are thwarted by network gaps, rider uptake is constrained, and anti-laners will observe, “hardly anyone using it!” Deciding which destinations and routes will come on-grid in what sequence will never be easy, and there will always be conflicting priorities. Read more.