Nanaimo New Bicycle Map
You might have seen us walking around with bike maps from the CRD, Vancouver etc. You can find those in pdf format on our website as well as other bike maps. The GNCC has been advocating for a new more useful and consumer friendly bike map of Nanaimo. Here is what we have gotten so far in our talks.
Both the GNCC and the City would like to update the current Cycling Map. There is an opportunity to work with Nic (VIU GIS student) who would be interested in volunteering his time to assist with updating the map.The Format
- maintain the current z-card format, but seek to expand the length (similar to Vancouver) to create more space.
- reformat the map to make better use of the page; goal to increase the scale of mapping such that we can see local streets for core portions of the City.
- use insets to emphasis key areas at larger scales
- for now we are assuming that we are keeping the transit mapping on the opposite side; but we'll see how the reformatting goes.
- Cycling Network
- On-Street Signed Routes (routes are signed but cycling facilities vary; in many cases cyclists share widened travel lanes with traffic)
- On-Street Improved Cycling Facilities (such as bike lanes, shoulders, sharrows, cycle tracks)
- Off-Street Multiuse Trails
- Other Cycling Facilities
- Other Off-Street Cycling Facilities
- Other Improved On-Street Cycling Facilities
- Grades / Shaded Relief Background
- Bicycle Services / Shops
- Key Destinations (Key Transit Stops (Exchanges +),Commercial Areas, Schools, Hospital, Community Centres/Rec Facilities/Major Parks, Ferries, Tourism Info, VIU)
- Information on Integration with other modes of Transportation (RDN Transit, Ferries, InterCity Bus)
- Information on Cycling Markings / Wayfinding / Basic Bicycle Operation - Link to other resources.
- Distances between key locations.
Bike Infrastructure and other transportation Projects up to 2015 will be marked as completed; projects in the next two years will be marked as planned (2016/17)
We will develop data and information with idea that in addition to the z-map we may want to create other mapping products (ie regional tourism map, cycling tours) and digital resources with the base data in the future.
Work with Nic to create a base cycling network GIS file. If you have any suggestions or are willing to volunteer for data collecting, contact me direct at email@example.com