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Ride the City...great new site for cyclists....as long as you live in

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    Austin, Chicago, DC Metro, NYC, Louisville, Seattle, San Diego and Toronto

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

    Plug in your Start and End address and it will give you three route options

    Safe

    Safer

    Direct

    In the Toronto one, they have all bike lanes and off road bike paths marked. It also gives you the total elevation gain.
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Snarky comment coming in 1 ... 2 ... 3 ....
     
  3. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    This thread needs to be moved to the Serious Business board.
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    I'm waiting, Ace.............................:)
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    YBG's counts ...
     
  6. JR

    JR Active Member

    OK, I missed both your point and his response.
     
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It has to do with the Kornheiser "kill all the cyclists" thread.
     
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Google Maps now has cycling routes too.
     
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    The idea of "safe" cycling routes in NYC doesn't quite translate to reality. Bike lanes are great, but so many people ignore them and use them as places to double park or just drive over. Unless you are willing to take your chances wheel to wheel with the cars, and do a little weaving in and out of lanes, there's no way to ride a bike here.
     
  10. ADodgen

    ADodgen Member

    I just mapped a route in Austin. Very cool.
     
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    Drivers ignore cycling lanes here as well, particularly downtown. It's an ongoing battle about the rights of cyclists versus the idiots in SUV's who think they own the roads.

    If you go to the site and switch to NYC, you might try a route from your apartment to one at the other end of Manhattan and see what you get.
     
  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Sonner refuses to visit this site.
     
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