The Cycle the City Refresh project is nearing completion and it is super exciting to see the results in the form of a suite of revised and cool new tools for the way-finding system.
The project is made up of five way-finding components with
- new signs that incorporate a map and scannable QR code (printed and sitting at my desk waiting for install!);
- the amazing new updated guide which gives detailed information and history about the specific parts of the city that you are cycling through within a 12 page color PDF;
- a mobile version of the brochure for the tech savvy that want to see the map, points of interest and directions right from their smart phone;
- a double sided rack card, that you can obtain from Local Motions Trailside Center and area bike shops, with information and directions on one side and a map and points of interest on the other which can be attached to your handlebar stem for easy reference while on route;
- a simple one page map so you can print it out and stuff it in your back pocket while riding, and finally,
- a re-skinned webpage for Cycle the City which will provide access to all of these awesome documents and some amazing historic photographs of features that were/are along the route coupled with some great new ones to show the route today.
Chapin Spencer, Executive Director of Local Motion and myself, Nic Anderson, had the great opportunity of joining Ron Wanamaker of Preservation Burlington on their monthly TV show on Channel 17′s Live @ 5.25 yesterday to talk about this amazing project and partnerships with Preservation Burlington, Local Motion, JDK Design and Burlington Walk Bike Council. It is amazing how all these amazing organizations can work together on the same project for the greater benefit of Burlington in such a constructive positive way.
I am constantly energized by the people I meet and enthusiasm everyone exudes for this project. I am particularly pumped about the support we continually receive from JDK and Micahel Jager for donating virtually all of the design work man hours! Total rock stars. To view the 30 minute TV show you can find it here.
SO…as we are getting near completion, we are having a grand scale launch event on Sunday April 28th in the morning with a ‘guided’ group ride around the newly revamped route. We will start and finish at the same location (it is a loop after all) so you can transport the kids to the spot and mingle, eat and drink before heading off for a beautiful (hopefully) spring Sunday morning ride.
Rain or shine, individual or family (I will have my wee boy in tow in the Burley), single speed, fat bike or tri bike, come one come all. The details are still being worked out so mark it in your calendars and watch this blog, Local Motions Event Calendar, the Cycle the City web page, facebook and on the streets for a lot of promotion coming up.
Sooooooo exciting. Did I say that already? See you there!
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