The city of Albuquerque has published a new bicycle map. I point this out because I went on a wander this morning on the bike, deciding to follow the green “bike route” signs north out of my neighborhood. It was a bit of an adventure, especially the part where the bike route signs directed me onto Montgomery NE, which seems to me one of the class A bike unfriendly streets in this town. Sunday morning, not so, though. And mostly, the signs offered a reasonable way through neighborhoods I don’t normally ride through, so it was a plus. I used the map afterward to figure out where I’d been.
It’s a good map, though I can’t help but think there’s room for some sort of Google maps/Google Earth/kmz mashup here. I’m not saying here that “they” should do it. This is a perfect opportunity for some sort of Wiki-Creative Commonsish sort of thing, so I suppose if I think it should exist there’s no reason not to make it myself. I dunno. Maybe this is the sort of thing that works better on paper. It’s not like I’ve got Google Earth along on my bike rides. And I did send for a paper copy.