chart your route
You can map your bike route using bikely.com.
Put very simply, Bikely helps cyclists share knowledge of good bicycle routes.
It can be quite tricky traversing a car dominated city by bicycle, particularly when you need to travel an unknown route to a new destination.
But the chances are, someone has cycled that way before you. Bikely makes it easy for him or her to show you the best way.
Navigating the map is pretty simple:
- You can zoom in (+) and out (-).
- Click and hold to drag the map.
- You can overlay street maps and/or aerial photos.
- Along the route, there are information signposts. They appear when you pass your cursor over them. To read a signpost, click on it.
- To reset the map, just refresh your browser (F5 key).
making your route map
Charting your own route is fun:
- Log on to bikely.com. It's free.
- On the top bar, under create route, select draw route.
- In the left box, under "Find a city", enter Seattle.
- Click start drawing.
- Chart your course. As you lay down points, you can go back and adjust individual points, delete them or insert new ones.
- Click on any point identified by a red pin, and it becomes a larger green pin. In the notes field to the left, you can enter helpful information for that location.
- Name the route and save it.
sharing your route map
- In bikely, on the top bar under share, select display this map on your blog or website
- A new window opens. Right-click and copy all the text.
- Now create your own wiki-page on Columbia Citizens. There's a template all set up for you.
- Enter the route's destination in the field below.
- Create the page, which opens an editor box.
- Adapt the template's information with your own. There are just three things to add:
- the route destination
- the Bikely code (edit out all text except what's between
@iframe id ... </iframe@.
- your name and contact info.
- Preview it,
- and be sure to save it.
- Once you've posted your map, we can tweak it, dress it up, and tie it into the route network. Feel free to ask for help.
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Columbia City to Downtown
I'm happy to ride with you through this route. Scott: email, 329 5912.
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Columbia City (Genesee Park) to Montlake, University District, Wallingford, Fremont. Submitted by Vesteinn Thorsson.