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Mapping Biking Routes to Downtown Tacoma

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Presentation for WAURISA 2009 in Bellevue, WA

Presentation for WAURISA 2009 in Bellevue, WA

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  • 1. Mapping Biking Routes to Downtown Tacoma Michael Stoddard City of Tacoma WAURISA 2009
  • 2. Bike to Work Week (May 11 – 15) Part of National Bike Month
  • 3. How can we encourage people who work in downtown Tacoma to bike to work?
  • 4. A map can answer important questions:
  • 5. Where are the safest routes (to downtown)?
  • 6. Where are the easy to moderately difficult routes (to downtown)?
  • 7. Intended audience: beginners
  • 8. Not experienced bicyclists Might have safety concerns Not in top shape
  • 9. Existing maps ... Do they answer our questions?
  • 10. Completed Trails Completed Bike Lanes Planned Trails Planned Bike Lanes Planned Connections Streets
  • 11. Completed Trails Completed Bike Lanes
  • 12. Completed Trails Completed Bike Lanes
  • 13. Completed Trails Completed Bike Lanes
  • 14. Completed Trails Completed Bike Lanes
  • 15. These maps are great. They illustrate: Where you can bike Where you can’t bike Where you will be able to bike
  • 16. But how can I get downtown?
  • 17. So how can we map safe routes that aren’t too hard?
  • 18. Ask the bicyclists
  • 19. The Tacoma Wheelmen's Bicycle Club
  • 20. Tacoma Wheelmen’s Mission Founded in 1888, TWBC serves quot;to promote and develop safe bicycling for recreation, health and alternate transportation.quot;
  • 21. How can we capture the knowledge and experience of the Wheelmen?
  • 22. a. GPS b. Drawing on paper maps …
  • 23. … c.Bikely!
  • 24. Auto-follow road
  • 25. Export to KML Add description
  • 26. Process 1. Tacoma Wheelmen draw routes in bikely 2. Export routes to KML 3. Convert routes from KML to shapefile …
  • 27. Process … 4. Compose map with shapefiles, print 5. Meet with Wheelmen, mark up map 6. Edit map 7. Meet with Wheelmen, mark up map 8. Edit map
  • 28. 4. Compose map with shapefiles, print 5. Meet with Wheelmen, mark up map
  • 29. existing bike lanes bike routes from the Tacoma Wheelmen
  • 30. Notes from Jaime Crawford’s cartography workshop
  • 31. When composing a map, you must know: The purpose The intended audience The final format: size, medium
  • 32. We know the purpose and intended audience of the Tacoma bike map. But what’s the final format?
  • 33. Paper map of to-be-determined size
  • 34. Then it changed to ...
  • 35. PDF map of to-be-determined size on a website to be named
  • 36. Then it changed to ...
  • 37. A bandana!
  • 38. How do I design a map for a bandana?
  • 39. Cartography: labels, colors, features
  • 40. Cartography: labels, colors, features Road names only (no suffixes, prefixes, ...)
  • 41. Cartography: labels, colors, features Font: Arial Narrow
  • 42. Cartography: labels, colors, features Color palette from Portland Bike Map
  • 43. Cartography: labels, colors, features Bike routes Existing trails Bike lanes/trails ü Æ Park and rides Parks Limit the features displayed on the map
  • 44. The final product
  • 45. The future
  • 46. Mobility Master Plan
  • 47. Presentation available on slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/mstoddard Contact me: mstoddard@cityoftacoma.org

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