Ride The City is simplifying the way their cycling maps are updated by moving all the cycling route information to the Open Street Map (OSM) site, a world-wide crowd-sourced map that is edited by tens of thousands. Ride the City is already using OSM for the basic map (and for mapping the cycling routes in some cities) and now would like to move cities like Toronto to OSM to provide more flexibility to people to edit the routing themselves.
Ride the City, a free website that this spring had expanded to show safer bike routes to Toronto cyclists, has launched a new version of its iPhone app that will work in Toronto and a bunch of American cities. Torontonians now have the chance to either use the website or the app to map out their routes.
Key features of the iPhone app: