ArcWatch: GIS News, Views, and Insights

August 2014

Easy Rider

By Matthew DeMeritt
Esri Writer

A new bike route map app powered with Esri ArcGIS will take you places in San Diego County. The San Diego Regional Bike Map displays in detail the area's 1,340-mile bikeway network, including designated bike lanes and multiuse paths. The app shows you where to find (or avoid) steep climbs and where to locate parking and lockers. The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) developed the app to support sustainable transportation. Read the article and see the map app in action.

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The blue, green, red, and yellow lines denote bike routes and multiuse paths in San Diego County.

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