I think the tar and chip is ‘supposed’ to be a bit better since it’s more flexible than asphalt and won’t chunk off in the same way. Only time will tell though. I’ve been through at night, it’s not bad. A bit buggy, but predictable assuming you’ve got a half way decent commuter light.
I can’t even ride on the strip district trail now, there are more bugs there than I’ve ever seen before. Just waves and waves of them. There are a few on the north shore side, but the strip side is way too much.
There used to be some bat houses near panther hollow lake- I suspect the aformentioned bugs are midges, small black flying insects that sometimes hatch out in large numbers. They usually will not remain real thick for a long period.
We do have some mayflies hatching out on the north shore today.
First ones aI have seen this year.