Getting an overview is the start to planning a ride. CyclOSM turns the Canberra map on its head by showing a cyclist’s view of the city. The map data is from OpenStreetMap. These maps are available on the smartphone with another open-source product: OSMAnd.
The standard view of a CyclOSM is shown below for central Canberra. The paths most suitable for bikes are shown in blue. Dotted lines are on-road or dirt.
CyclOSM Lite is an alternate view and shows only the best paths and hides the rest. The OSM Piano map shows OpenStreetMap in the background in black and white. The cycling options stand out. Woden Valley and Weston Creek. It is immediately clear that the network stops and starts in odd places. In other words, these maps are great for visual gap analyses, or for finding the best cycling routes! Gaps in the cycling network are quite typical for older suburbs, as they were designed before cycling or Active Travel was considered, and the missing cycling infrastructure has still not been built. Heysen Street is an example of where the ACT government is currently filling the missing link.
CyclOSM shows many features from OpenStreetMap that are useful to the cyclist and displays them as symbols on the map. Zoom in to get this level of detail.
|Bicycle repair station|