Reply #24 –
The Statistical Man doesn't like bicycles.
Bicycle paths are not deign of being considered "infrastructures".
I suppose it all sort of depends on where, exactly, this "Statistical Man" is. In some areas, cars rule the day and roads for cars are the infrastructure everybody concerns themselves with. In other areas of the world, the bicycle rules the roost and bike paths are the infrastructure of choice.
Chicago is slowly but surely becoming a "Bicycle Friendly" city, and bike paths and lanes are part of the infrastructure as a result. Tell a North-Sider that bike paths aren't worthy of being considered "infrastructure" and you're likely to have a demonstration of the superiority of the bike over the car in city traffic. In life in general, for that matter.