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Old 02-16-17, 09:36 PM
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Subway-style maps of bike paths

This article is interesting. I'd love to see a map like this for my area (San Diego)

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A friend posted that to my Facebook wall a couple of weeks ago. Interesting. I'd rather have both a standard map and the abstract or spider map as a quick way to get a better perspective on an unfamiliar route.
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Great article and great maps! I'd love one for Des Moines as well. There's a market for this stuff.
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What Mig said. On the other hand I rarely use the trail system, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

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My hometown has bike route maps that look something like that. I have to say, they look better sitting at home than they do on the road. Out on the road, sometimes the sign for the next turn is on the left, sometimes on the right, sometimes 100 yards before the turn, sometimes right at the turn. OK, that's a signage problem; how's the map help? Well, those nice colored spider web lines make it really hard to read which little street the route turns down. Miss that in an older section of town, you might get dumped out on a high-traffic, narrow-lane road. Miss the turn in a "modern" suburb, and you're in a maze of twisty little roads...

There's less than half a dozen roads in town I won't ride, though. Since I know those, any city street map works well for me.
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