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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ride the City interactive map



Welcome to Ride the City, a website that helps you find the safest bike route between any two points in New York City.

The concept is pretty simple. Just like MapQuest, Google, Microsoft, and other mapping programs, Ride the City finds the shortest distance between two points. But there are two major differences. First, RTC excludes roads that aren't meant for biking, like the BQE and the Queens Midtown tunnel. Second, RTC tries to locate routes that maximize the use of bike lanes and greenways.

Remember that Ride the City is in its beta testing phase. Send us your route suggestions and it will make the site even better.

check out the site. I think Yay Bikes! is planning on something like this for Columbus. Very cool. I think we should be moving more toward interactive versions instead of printed maps with the proliferation of phones with mapping capabilities.

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