Wednesday, October 30, 2013

How Bike Directions Should Be Done

Milano BikeDistrict is a beautifully designed route finder for Milan's cyclists. This is exactly how bike directions should be done!

The application allows cyclists to get mapped directions between any two points in Milan. For each query Milano BikeDistrict provides three suggested routes, the most direct, the safest and the most cycle friendly. Users can quickly view each suggested route on an OpenStreetMap and view the step-by-step directions in the map sidebar.

For each stage in the directions Milano BikeDistrict indicates the road surface (cobblestones, gravel, asphalt etc) the presence of any stairs and informs you if a bike path is available. Each section of the route is also color-coded to indicate how cycle friendly that stage of the journey is.

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