The Cedar Lake Trail follows the former railroad lines of the Great Northern and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. This popular trail is a 12'-wide, multi-use, and features a center line.
Cedar Lake Trail runs from downtown Minneapolis to Hopkins (or/and, back the other way), and makes connections with other popular bike and pedestrian trails in the city and western suburbs.
As we talked biked I learned that Tonka Cycle and Ski in Hopkins had retro-fit an electric motor assist a while ago. You can see Tonka's handiwork in the back wheel - my amigo (who doesn't own a car) says the outcome is perfect for his needs.