[Talk-ca] Fwd: [gvcc-members] Google Goes Bike with Directions

Gregory nomoregrapes at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 12 01:45:16 GMT 2010

The routing on bikemap.net is just showing you routes that people have

http://www.cyclestreets.net/ is only available for the UK, but actually does
routing based on OSM data. It's amazing as it does any point to any point
and gives you 3 routes (fastest/direct, scenic, and in between) and the
speed you want to go. It even accounts for being slowed down weaving your
bike around (where barriers are added in OSM) or various road
crossings/junctions. Try it out anywhere in the UK (note longer distances
will take longer to calculate)

They want a load of funding to develop further features and their servers
have to do a lot of work to keep it running. I don't know how much it would
take, but they might be interested if someone could help or provide serious
(amount of) funding to expand it to the US/Canada, or at least parts.

On 10 March 2010 05:23, Sam Vekemans <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com> wrote:

> When you use bikemap.net you can use the cyclemap layer & it will route
> based on that.
> http://www.bikemap.net/
> Also, for Garmin MapSource with using - OSM Worldwide routable, it does a
> great job routing cyclists :)
> http://garmin.na1400.info/routable.php
> Cheers,
> Sam
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 4:44 AM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Yes but do we have software that can work out a route for cyclists or
>> pedestrians or bus and pedestrians yet?
>> Cheerio John
>> On 10 March 2010 03:30, Sam Vekemans <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Grrrr...
>>> But you cant print Google Maps in Books, nor can you create custom Garmin
>>> Maps & Iphone apps with the data ... or print mugs. Or create custom
>>> renderings or extract data from it.
>>> Nor can you edit the map & add more details.
>>> Nor can you create customs tourist maps (ie. Wiki-Travel) & maposmatic
>>> ...walking-papers or do anything else creative with the data.
>>> Yup, sites like www.bikemap.net www.wikiloc.com www.gpsies.com all show
>>> the OpenCycleMap layer & people keep donating their GPS tracks :-)
>>> So yup, we'll always have the edge :0)
>>> Cheers,
>>> Sam
>>> P.S. no i havent contacted the Bike League
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: ron <richings at telus.net>
>>> Date: Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 9:45 PM
>>> Subject: [gvcc-members] Google Goes Bike with Directions
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>>>   *Google Announces Google Biking Directions at the
>>> League of American Bicyclists'
>>> 2010 National Bike Summit *
>>> *Washington, D.C. **-** March 10, 2010 **-* The League of American
>>> Bicyclists is proud to be the forum for Google to announce what all bike
>>> riders have been waiting for - Grab Your Bike and Go with Google Maps.
>>> Google is announcing at the Opening Plenary Session at the National Bike
>>> Summit
>>> <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1103167038569&s=6360&e=001pYbKTip6NGXjLW-9rUimGNoYI_DSUEwU5ZCUxLtwNQTCAIjnOF_OCCe7N4HDMNuzlirLqjCEihDKrpoL3okpege7lE0CbppeRD2mHOmgQHbGuyhR-dfl_t8606w1mp_vMTjG5krWnAWe2B7ahhy2JRLty9SBVpkg>that
>>> they are adding biking directions in the U.S. to Google Maps."This new tool
>>> will open people's eyes to the possibility and practicality of hopping on a
>>> bike and riding," said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American
>>> Bicyclists. "We know people want to ride more, and we know it's good for
>>> people and communities when they do ride more - this makes it possible. It
>>> is a game-changer, especially for those short trips that are the most
>>> polluting,"
>>> Users can now choose biking when deciding how to get to their
>>> destination, starting today, March 10, 2010. If you're one of the 57 million
>>> Americans who ride a bike, mapping your daily commute, and planning
>>> recreational or trail rides just became easier. According to Google this has
>>> been the most requested addition to Google Maps, and the League is delighted
>>> that they have chosen the National Bike Summit to unveil this new feature.
>>> Google's announcement further proves the importance of the Summit and the
>>> bicycle movement in helping our nation become a more Bicycle Friendly
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>>> get to work, school or play.
>>> This new feature includes: step-by-step bicycling directions; bike trails
>>> outlined directly on the map; and a new "Bicycling" layer that indicates
>>> bike trails, bike lanes, and bike-friendly roads. The directions feature
>>> provides step-by-step, bike-specific routing suggestions - similar to the
>>> directions provided by our driving, walking, or public transit modes. Simply
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