Jul 21, 2011, 8:22 am

Cycling is growing across the globe as fuel prices rise across North America. People are rediscovering bikes as transportation: It's fun, it's cheap and it helps the environment by taking cars off the congested roads. Every transportation agency is investing in cycling to help cater the rising demands for quality infrastructures. Bike paths, bike lanes, cycletracks, sharrows and bicycle boulevards are paving the ways for cyclists to get around. But what if we included natural surfaced trails into our transportation planning?