Thursday, June 12, 2008
Ride the City
I was JUST blogging about google maps and bicycle path directions...
And, like magic - here it is! Type in your starting point and your destination and Ride the City will plot the best bicycle path for you! By their description it's "a website that helps you find the safest bike route between any two points in New York City."
They just launched the site this weekend and it's pretty amazing. You can choose to see the "safest route" a "safe route" or the "most direct route". Once you've plotted your route, there are easy buttons for finding the way back - and switching route types.
Alongside the directions, they give you cute little icons to show whether it's a bike lane or a place where you should exercise more caution. And to top it all off, the upper right hand corner of the window gives you the temp and an assesment of the quality of the weather for riding. Tonight is "73 and fair in New York City. A lovely night for a ride."
Go to Ride the City now and check it out!