Calgary’s cyclists now have a tool to help them navigate the city’s tangled bike lane and pathway system. Ride the City is a free online mapping system designed for cyclists and brought to Calgary primarily through the efforts of volunteers from the non-profit organization Bike Calgary.
Bike Calgary vice-president Richard Zach says people who are new to commuter cycling in Calgary will benefit from being shown the safest route to take their bikes from point A to B, which is what Ride the City is intended to do.
The service began in New York and already exists in several other American cities. Details can be found through Bike Calgary or at ridethecity.com/calgary. It is also available as a mobile app.