Discover very good routes with the new Chicago Bike Routes app from CNT’s Paul Esling

The Chicago Division of Transportation’s Chicago Bike Map is helpful for getting the city’s official marked and/or signed bike routes, normally on principal streets.

The Chicago Reader’s Mellow Chicago Bike Map is handy for getting low-pressure cycling itineraries, largely on side streets, if I do say so myself.

But what if you combined these two maps, sort of like chocolate and peanut butter in a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup — would it be the bike cartography equivalent of “two fantastic tastes that taste fantastic collectively,” as the old ad made use of to say?

That is what Paul Esling, a “web developer of selection-generating information-wealthy net mapping tools” with the Center for Neighborhood Technologies wanted to come across out. To determine the greatest routes for leisurely rides, he made use of Mapbox, an open supply mapping platform for custom created maps, to construct the Chicago Bike Routes app, which combines all the routes from each maps. The map is created to be a reference for on-the-go smartphone navigation.

Paul just tweeted out the app yesterday, but it is currently been greeted with hosannas from nearby cyclists.

Verify out the Chicago Bike Routes App right here.

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