OnEarth: “Ride the City” iPhone app helps plot route for urban biking

More cyclists are taking to city streets and the “Ride the City” iPhone app helps them find their way. While studying to become city planners at New York University in 2003, Vaidila Kungys and Jordan Anderson wanted to explore the city by bike, but neither knew the streets that well. Anderson got clipped by a cab on one outing and grew tired of pulling paper maps out of his backpack and finding them a disheveled mess. Kungys, a former competitive rider, did a better job navigating the moving obstacles and tight spaces of the city's streets, but learning the best bike routes was a different matter. After hearing similar stories from their fellow bikers, the friends came up with an idea: How about a HopStop for cyclists? For the full story, please visit OnEarth.
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