Making space for people on public roads
Many cities in Ontario and around the world are rapidly expanding cycling and pedestrian networks. Some are building permanent infrastructure, and some are setting up temporary measures. The city of Berlin, Germany, published a guide to implementing temporary bike lanes within 10 days, to help cities quickly expand their networks.
With such a rapid expansion of infrastructure, it’s difficult to keep your printed active transportation maps updated. Some cities, such as Toronto, Burlington, and Brampton, complement their printed maps with online interactive maps, using Google Maps or ArcGIS. Adding to your existing online cycling maps is a great way to help people find these new routes.
What if you don’t already have an online map? If you have a Google account you can create your own Google Map to share or embed on your website. You can draw the new routes or import your existing network into Google Maps. If you’ve never created a map in Google Maps, here’s a quick video to show you how to add points, draw lines, modify styles, and share your map.
And if there is enough interest, I’ll run a free webinar to walk you through creating a simple Google Map to show your temporary cycling network. Let me know if this is something that would interest you.
If you don’t have the time to create a Google Map yourself, I can help. You can book a free consultation on my website and we can chat.