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Category: 
Transportation

This is a simple, handy web map (friendly for mobile devices too) that helps you figure out how to ride your bike to transit.

It lets you view transit stops, routes, and real-time bus/train positions alongside bike routes. You can also tap transit stops for basic information.

This new version of the site was made with MapBox, Leaflet, and TileMill. Base map & bicycle route data derived from OpenStreetMap, transit info from TriMet.

Targeted demographic (who is the app intended for?): 
Transit users, people who ride bikes
Who and what will be impacted by the app, and how?: 
Hopefully it will help you figure out your own way around a little easier without pulling up several different maps.
What is the specific need that is addressed by the app?: 
It is rare to find bike routes (especially from OpenStreetMap) displayed on the same map as transit route and stop information.
Anticipated usage of the app (by whom, under what circumstances, etc)?: 
Web app that works pretty well on mobile devices too.
How is information presented, that's not presented elsewhere; how is it unique?: 
Together is better!
What are a few of the primary strengths of the design?: 
Uses open data, simple design.
License: 
MIT license
Discussion
rnixon :: July 21, 2010 - 10:15am

The web page exists, but no map is rendered as of this writing.

saxbarm :: November 8, 2010 - 3:55pm

I was probably updating it at the time. Everything should be working now!

rnixon :: February 1, 2011 - 1:25pm

The map doesn't appear to render in IE8. It's not happy with the call to "OpenLayers.map" Webpage error details User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729) Timestamp: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:20:12 UTC Message: Object doesn't support this property or method Line: 49 Char: 2 Code: 0 URI: http://saxbarm.geos.odin.pdx.edu/myfinalmap.html

saxbarm :: April 1, 2012 - 1:56pm

Hi all, Unfortunately the original site stopped working after they took a map server offline at PSU. I've recently re-created a basic version of the site using MapBox, Wax, and TileMill, which you can find at http://home.comcast.net/~saxbarm/bike-transit-map.html

saxbarm :: July 10, 2012 - 9:56pm

Sorry, one more move. http://pdxmele.github.com/PDX-bike-transit-map/

jamesmartin057 :: January 12, 2016 - 11:02pm

The features of this micro websites app are best for users. Now rider can easily find the right way and address where they need to go.