The other side of busy bike lanes.
Previously I noted that I'm noticing more conflicts on the bike lanes. I attributed this to the influx of newbie trails users and reluctant bike commuters. But there is also a flip side to the equation: aside from all of the obvious benefits of new bike commuters (cleaner air, happier people, fewer cars!!!), I've also noticed one big change; People are actually acknowledging each-other on the trails again. New bike commuters and recreational cyclists are often baffled by the lack of courtesy amongst riders. Most notably the "roadies" that wizz by everyone else without so much as a nod or 'ello! These days though I routinely get nods and greetings all the way to work. While there's nothing wrong with cyclists being in their own groove, I do enjoy the additional human interaction.