The 365 Cyclist

Cycling Year Round in Canada

OpenCycleMap.org

Google has been slowly adding cycling paths to their mapping software. I figured that someday it will be awesome to bring up a map with bike trails and paths to allow navigation by bike and minimize streets.

Well that day is here. I have discovered www.OpenCycleMap.org. This site maintains a map with more detail and bike paths than any I have found so far. The site is like a Wiki, meaning users can add to the site. If there is a path not on the map then anybody can step up and put it there.

The site shows major bike routes.

AND minor paths and trails.

It seems very accurate and useful. I even did my civic duty and uploaded a name label to the St. Claire School. If you zoom in on the school the label shows up.

I am going to look into how to trace and upload paths so if I navigate a missing path then I can add it. Good stuff!

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