Cyclopath Bike Route Mapping Rocks

Robin Garwood points out on the Second Ward, Minneapolis blog that Cyclopath is one awesome bike route mapping tool for the Twin Cities.

It did a great job mapping my home to work bike commute from the Cooper Neighborhood to Eden Prairie:

Cyclopath Bike Maps

One common barrier to bike commuting is finding a safe and effective route. This site should give people some great ideas whether they’re looking for a better route to work or the best way to get to a friend’s house.

It’s also editable, so add additional bike friend roads and trails that you know about.

7 thoughts on “Cyclopath Bike Route Mapping Rocks”

  1. Ed,
    I was just saying about a year ago how great it would be if this kind of tool existed. A method of determining bike-ability seemed rather complex at the time, but these folks seem to have pulled it off fairly well. A few tests found me some new routes, but one I disagreed with: Ultimately I think there must not be any good way to get to the midway are from the Grand area. Cylopath suggested I use Hamline which I find rather hairy / bike-unfriendly between Summit and University. Oh-well. Thanks for the link!
    -b

  2. Hmm, I tossed the challenge of mapping a route to the eastern reaches of my twin cities empire in Woodbury, and it came up with some interesting detours up into Battle Creek Park, then back down Battle Creek Road roughly parallel to the park trail it had just taken north, and then heading east just to head south on Woodlane instead of just staying on the bike route that runs the diagonal alongside Hwy 61-Bailey Road.

    Guess I should give them a couple suggestions for biking SE St Paul and S Woodbury, eh? 🙂

  3. I was reading the post and just for a second, there, I thought it was “EDIBLE” instead of “EDITABLE.”

    But, really, wouldn’t it be cool to have a bike map which is ALSO edible?

  4. Brian, a few of my running buddies used to live right next to Hamline and we’d frequently run from there to Summit or River Rd. We would use Fairview Ave to go under I-94 because it was relatively free of traffic. It is probably not a good route if you’re headed over to the Dale end of Grand, but it is one ped/bike-friendly option.

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