When you're cycling your hands aren't always free to access maps and get directions. So what happens when you're on a journey and kind of have an idea about where you need to go and where you need to turn off. But then the road changes because of road works. What the?. Panic. Freak out. Having detour/diversion signs mean so much to the touring cyclist who's unfamiliar with the area and not confident about the bike friendly paths. The M4 diversion signage was very well erected around the Parramatta area.
Tips for good Signage:
I've been organising bike rides for the past few months now and growing frustrated with the lack of mapping technology that allows me to find a bike route and GPS navigate it on a ride.
Most maps the councils provide are pdfs so not very interactive. So I find myself either trying to take photos of a map and trying to memorise it or using google maps to guide me as best as I can.
I'm looking forward to Google's Mapmaker relaunch this month - which should make adding more mapping data easier.
News and Announcement made here - https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/map-maker/news-and-announcements/fY-Cu6355pM
My first mission once it gets relaunched is to add more bike paths to help people cycle around on safer streets and with more confidence.
Check out this NYC mapper mapping bike and walking paths -
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