Author Archives: michael holloway

About michael holloway

A long distance runner and a cyclist all my life, my 40th birthday, mid-life crisis saw me become a full time messenger in Toronto - 80 kilometres a day, winter and summer for 3 years. I was in the best shape of my life - both mentally and physically - but three accidents, the chaos and a war for space between bikes and other road users was turning me into a 21 Century road raging zealot. I had to quit. I had learned midtown and the core and of this city like the back of my hand - and that mental mapping changed me forever. I still cycle everywhere but my work is now the pursuit of my other life long ambition - to make myself into a writer.

Duncan, Wow, that’s great – good work….

By | March 11, 2010

Duncan, Wow, that’s great – good work. Thanks for bringing it full circle. I just left a comment there explaining the project as best I understand it so far. http://thestar.blogs.com/maps/2010/03/a-roundup-of-maps-elsewhere.html

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Hey everyone, I’ve been working on a wa…

By | March 7, 2010

Hey everyone, I’ve been working on a way to create a biking Toronto Route Map Wiki that we can have inside the BikingToronto site. I still working on that but in the meantime I found a way to create a Data Base of routes people can use NOW. To this end I’ve created a Blog […]

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Here’s an example of a how we could lis…

By | March 4, 2010

Here’s an example of a how we could list user generated maps in a Biking Toronto Route Map Wiki Page Biking Toronto Bicycle Route Map Wiki West End Toronto to St Clair and Yonge Tags: safe, efficient, commute, touring, recreation, bicycle, wiki, Biking, Toronto, route, map, Click on map to view an interactive version at […]

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User Generated Bicycle Route Maps ..more…

By | March 4, 2010

User Generated Bicycle Route Maps ..more on the wiki project… Joe asked, ‘Is there a way to get all the routes on one map?’ With the Sport Distance Calculator, No, as far as I can figure. It seems limited in several ways: 1) It doesn’t seem to have a search-able database, I had to use […]

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User Generated Bicycle Route Maps Yeste…

By | March 3, 2010

User Generated Bicycle Route Maps Yesterday I left a note here in SET BUG group, about OpenStreetMap.org – a perfect medium, I said, to create a user generated bicycle route map for the GTA. After a day of study at Open Street Map I found it to be too complex for my coding abilities. The […]

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