Maps Could Show Walking/biking Land Use Options

Cyclist urges mapmakers to include information useful to pedestrians and cyclists on maps.
November 16, 2004, 12pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"...Maps show one-way streets, highway entrance ramps, and in the case of MapQuest, the locations of Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants. But what's often missing, avid bicyclist Bryce Nesbitt noticed, are features useful to those not behind the wheel: walkways, bike paths, T stations, shuttle bus stops, and pedestrian entrances to parks." Using a copy machine, GIS data, and letters to mapmakers, one person is lobbying to get mapmakers to show all those nondriving features correctly. He contacted 40 mapmakers, and five responded positively so far."

Thanks to Jennifer Hill

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Published on Monday, November 15, 2004 in The Boston Globe
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