a map for all of us

One of the biggest things keeping people from riding, I think, is the sheer size of the city. Where can I ride, people want to know, where it will be easiest for me? It’s a question I’ve often asked myself – like the time I thought it would be a good idea to take Wilton from 4th to Venice and found myself in the midst of weekend traffic and no space to the side – and I wonder if it wouldn’t be possible to create a public map where riders could post their own tips, routes, and information. Think of it as a giant public map, something produced by people who actually ride the city, as opposed to Metro planners who map from the comfort of their offices. But to do that, I need help – so if you have a second to visit the map and add your own tips, warnings, routes, and information, I’d really appreciate it.

You can find the map here or simply look below:

Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions!

UPDATE (31 oct 08): Gary from Gary Rides Bikes was good enough to link to an earlier map that he’d been working on. I’ve been playing around a little and have merged the two into a .kmz file using Google Earth. Find the updated version here.

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