San Francisco Bike Route Planner
July 7, 2009 7:00 AM   Subscribe

San Francisco Bike Route Planner
Routes can be configured based on how much you care about bike lanes and how steep a hill you're willing to climb. (First announced 1.5 years ago.)

Been working on this quite a bit since initial release. It's open source now:

I checked in some fixes that should greatly improve calculation of slopes. Also removed highway edges from the graph, so it no longer routes people down 280 or 101. (Some people aren't tough enough for highway riding I guess.) I'm sure there are still plenty of issues though. Also, the city just approved a ton of new bike lanes, so the underlying datasets will be out of date before too long. Getting new shapefiles may be a pain.

If you're interested in contributing or you're working on a Bay Area bike route planner of your own, I've set up a discussion list here:

GIS experts are especially welcome. :)
posted by jcruelty (1 comment total)

Would love this for DC
posted by destro at 9:37 PM on July 9, 2009

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