Photo: Paul Krueger
Germany is making a 62 mile long car-free highway and the biking world is going nuts about it. Well, bikers, if you got psyched over 62 miles, you better sit down for this: Canada has its very own car-free highway and so far it’s 12,905 miles long.
Yes, that’s approximately 208 times longer than Germany’s, and it’s admirable length makes it the world’s single longest network of recreational trails.
Construction is scheduled to be completed by 2017, just in time for Canada’s 150th anniversary. It already connects most of the major cities in Canada, and there’s an interactive map of the trail system.
It’s not just for bikers, either. It allows bikes, hikers, and horseback riders in the summer and in the wintertime it’s open for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.