A recent article at bikeportland.org was my starting point for this current summary of bicycle route planning tools:
- ByCycle.org - one of the first tools, for Portland, of course.
- A-Train - Atlanta's version that incorporates transit in addition to cycling routes.
- CycloPath - for Minneapolis/St. Paul.
- Ride the City - for New York.
- Ride the City - now for Atlanta too (2011).
- Open Route Service - based on the Open Cycle Map data and overlay mentioned below.
- Cycle Vancouver - for Vancouver, BC.
- Chicago Bikes - for Chicago.
- Tiger database - Census based, lower quality, but free.
- Open Street Map - Wikipedia model for map data.
- Open Cycle Map - bike specific overlay for Open Street Map.
- GeoTools - Java Libraries - found this searching for something to read ESRI Shapefiles.
- Bike classifications - A glossary of terms.
- Found on that page: [http://www.ibike.org/engineering/los.htm]
- Considered by ABC for their BLOS: [http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/COM/Bicycle/FINAL/xK.pdf]
- Also a subjective measure used to produce ABC's existing maps: http://bikehighways.wikidot.com/suitability-rating
- Pulled out because of its significance:
- Separate Facility (a.k.a. Class I)
- Bike Lane (a.k.a. Class II)
- Bike Route (a.k.a. Class III)
- Bike Friendly (a.k.a. Class IV).
Organizations Creating Tools
- Open Planning Project and their Trip Planner. This is the same group that has built OpenLayers
- Five Points Development - Creators of the A-Train
- Bike Decatur
- Google Earth - Good for allowing a "tour" of a map and visualizing the contour of a route with color-coded hill profiling.
- Visual Route Catalog - My project to capture and present multiple tracks on a single map
- Bike Suitability maps - ABC's color-coded routes indicating suitable cycling routes
- Google Bike There - Google's project for recommending getting around on a bike
- The overlay of routes that the Vancouver, BC site uses is nice.
- Tying this in with the Bike Suitability maps that ABC has produced has worked to produce good recommended routes.
- Several people mention wanting to use the data/site from their mobile device.
- Criteria for selecting routes:Their map allows users to choose which of the five following aspects they want to prioritize:
- Least Interaction with Traffic
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