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Dufferin and Bloor to the Core – FAST

(Originally published in Michael Holloway’s FilterBlogs)

The Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki Project


(Click on the map to go to the original Sport Distance Calculator map.)

Tags: bicycle, bike, biking, Bloor, commute, core, Dufferin, Dundas, efficient, fast, mapping, map, route, Toronto, wiki, Yonge,

Cyclists who want to make their own map:

* Go to Sport Distance Calculator, make a map of your favourite route… (save is above the map)
* Then post the URL of the map in comments here.

I will monitor comments for new maps and when a new one comes in I will take a picture of it to use as thumbnail and publish it in BikingToronto’s Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki – with a link back to the original Sport Distance Calculator user generated map. The original map is secured with a pass word and only the creator can make changes to it.

(If you do change your map – please re-post in comments so I’ll be aware of changes that may effect the search label it gets.)

mh



Posted: March 12th, 2010
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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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Paul said, I need a non-arterial cycling route from Dufferin and Bloor into the Core

(Up-dated with Map 2, March 12 2010)

A Biking Toronto member Paul posted two weeks ago, I just saw it today. It’s part of Biking Toronto’s News Group thread, Bike lanes an election winner for Rossi.

I’m not commenting on the thread, just doing what I do here in this Biking Toronto Blog, which is – post Bike Route Maps.

To wit:

Paul T said 1 week, 6 days ago:

I have to strongly disagree with the non-arterial approach. I’ll do it with one example:

Get from the area west of Dufferin bounded by King to Bloor to the downtown core without taking an arterial route for most of it.

Very hard and time consuming. I know people who don’t bike to work because of how scary taking your bike across queen/king/dundas is. Going down to the lake is a huge inconvenience and time waster.

The one exception to the above is Harbord. But that’s only a small section.

There are plenty of examples of this. This is just the one I have personal experience with.

Being against bike lanes on arterial routes is being against bike lanes. Because if bike lanes aren’t connected in a usable network, that is convenient and useful, then they might as well not exist.”

Paul’s right, getting from Dufferin and Bloor into the core is a tricky and dangerous feat.

One of the points of this blog/wiki is to high light for advocates and city planners where the problem areas are. In this case there are safer routes than others. I used to live in the Bloor and Duffrin area, here’s a couple of my favourite routes please add yours too:

Map 1 (with only one wrong way one way)

Map 2

Michael



Posted: March 11th, 2010
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Toronto: Dufferin and Bloor to the Core


The Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki Project



(Click on the map to go to the original Sport Distance Calculator map.)

Tags: bicycle, bike, biking, Bloor, commute, core, Dufferin, efficient, mapping, map, route, safe, Toronto, wiki,

Cyclists who want to make their own map:

* Go to Sport Distance Calculator, make a map of your favourite route… (save is above the map)
* Then post the URL of the map in Twitter (there’s a button for that), and add #BikeRouteWiki to the end of your Tweet

I will monitor the Twitter list – when a new map comes in I will take a picture of it to use as thumbnail and publish it HERE and in FilterBlogs – with a link back to the original Sport Distance Calculator user generated map. The original map is secured with a pass word and only the creator can make changes to it.

(If you do change your map – please re-post in the Twitter list – so I’ll be aware of it – changes may effect the search label it gets.)

All Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki Project maps are posted in Twitter at List: ‘#BikeRouteWiki‘.

mh



Posted: March 11th, 2010
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Toronto Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki Project

West End Toronto to St Clair and Yonge

Click on map to view an interactive version at SportDistanceCalculator.com

Tags: safe, efficient, commute, touring, recreation, bicycle, wiki, Biking, Toronto, route, map

Cyclists who want to make their own map:

I will monitor the Twitter list – when a new map comes in I will take a picture of it to use as thumbnail and publish it HERE and in FilterBlogs – with a link back to the original Sport Distance Calculator user generated map. The original map is secured with a pass word and only the creator can make changes to it.

(If you do change your map – please re-post in the Twitter list – so I’ll be aware of it – changes may effect the search label it gets.)

Michael Holloway



Posted: March 8th, 2010
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