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Commute Route Database

by Bike Shop Girl

A reader, See Wah, wrote in to tell us about his new cycle commute route database he built up.

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I am a software developer who commutes to work in London, U. everyday. Previousl. I have use. different route planners online (e.g. the pretty goo. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/cycling/11598.aspx.  but the. tend to take you down some obscur. sidestreets, which may or may not be what a commuter wants. So one day I thought why not create a route database where people can share and rate routes (in terms of speed and safety). And personally for me, this little pet project has been great as it gives me an excuse to get my acts together and learn some new technologies.

As a frequent users of MapMyRide.com, and others that have now been gobbled up by competition.  I’m glad to see someone out there trying to make a commuter based one that seems very easy and quick to use.  As this site is in its trial version please contribute your commutes to the network.

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3 Responses to “Commute Route Database”

  1. Geoff says:

    RideDog (http://www.ridedog.com) is another option. It’s not commuting-specific, but could be used for the purpose. You get elevation profile information as you map your route, and it has a feature to follow roads automatically as you create your map.

  2. McAngryPants says:

    Nifty! threw my commute in there. LET THE STALKING BEGIN!

  3. Barry Korman says:

    You should check out my blog – regarding reflectivity and safety when riding or walking at night in the dark.
    Barry

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