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“Ride the City” Mapper Looks Useful, Easy to use

(Thanks to ” jnyyz” for bring this to my attention.)

To Compare I asked the Ride the City mapper to make a map from Dufferin and Bloor to Adelaide and Yonge:

The program took Harbord which I like, and then down St George to Beverley St – zigs at Queen over to York St down to Adelaide and to Yonge. Nice route.

  • Can one make routes and save them?
  • Can we import it into Biking Toronto?

I’m going back there and see what else it does.

http://www.ridethecity.com/toronto#

Michael Holloway



Posted: March 11th, 2010
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3 Comments on ““Ride the City” Mapper Looks Useful, Easy to use”

  1. 1 Joe T. said at 10:58 pm on March 11th, 2010:

    One huge problem with the Ride The City site (in my opinion) is that it treats bikelanes as more important than convenient routes around the city.

    I’ve tried a couple common start/stop combinations I’m familiar with and the “recommended”route takes a cyclist out of their way in order to use bikelanes.

    1) established cyclists won’t find this useful – they want the most convenient and safe way to get somewhere – but safe is not useful if it adds a bunch of time to the trip, or sticks hills in your way.

    2) beginning cyclists will find cycling more inconvenient because routes are longer than they have to be.

  2. 2 michael holloway said at 12:54 am on March 12th, 2010:

    Thanks for the review.

    I haven’t been back yet.

    Is there away to add to the data base or is it all program no humans allowed? If that is what it is, I’m against it – it’s not a wiki – it’s top down or sideways or something. :]

    Michael

  3. 3 Joe T. said at 8:21 am on March 12th, 2010:

    I don’t see a way to add to it. They do give website owners a way to embed it into a website, so it’s possible to create a page for it that can be linked from the maps page.


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