City cycling maps x 3

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race” H. G. Wells

Here are three questions about cycling maps for cities that I would guess that about everyone meeting here will be interested to hear about.

1. What is the best cycling map you have ever done or seen? (With reference and URL if available.)

2. Once you create your cycling map what is the next step?

3. Have you done or considered working with or using in parallel with Open Street Map and/or Google Maps.

We have in mind to do one, possibly more articles in World Streets on cycling maps as tools for improving conditions for cyclists in our cities – with actual examples of best (or at least good) practices. With always Gil Peñalosa’s “Safe cycling for 8 to 80” strategy in mind.

Thanks for sharing.

Eric Britton

PS. Please feel free to pass this on to your friends and groups who share our interests.


One thought on “City cycling maps x 3

  1. I’ve found that print maps really work best – I like to be able to carry a map with me, and spread it out on the table, etc.

    And also, because in Cape Town our map was self-funded (ie, the City of Cape Town did not wish to sponsor it), we had to find a way of paying for production, and print advertising is really the only way to go.

    Thing with Open Street Map and Google Map is that you can’t use their data for print, so we had to recreate the data ourselves with source data and a cartographer (an expensive way to go). But I do really like OPen Street Map and when we have the time and funding will look to inputting our data and using that for online maps (problem is there’s only so much I can do without getting paid for it).

    Of course I think OUR map is the best :-) But I really like the New York Bicycle Map.

    Gail Jennings
    Capetown South Africa


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