The bicycle highway signifies a shift in the design mentality of alternative infrastructures. It is a proactive development connected to the existing Skytrain corridor. It has a set right of way and negotiates difficult terrain with the rider in mind.
Unlike automobile highways, the bicycle highway is easily accessible by neighbouring parcels. It is a permeable, high-speed corridor that allows the movement of trains above it, bikes along it and people across and below it. While automobile highways encouraged sprawl, the bicycle highway will be a catalyst in the development of bicycle oriented businesses and residences along its length.