Garden City - The Ada County Highway District today launched an online bike map viewer designed to help cyclists better navigate cycling routes throughout Ada County. The tool is now ready for those looking for alternate routes around the flood-damaged Boise River Greenbelt, and out just in time for those first days of summer.
The web-based map allows users to locate bike lanes, neighborhood bike routes, shared bike routes, and even those routes deemed to be rather more challenging. It also allows riders to locate Green Bike stations, bike repair stations, park and ride locations, and the Valley Ride bus routes and stops. The viewer also contains a geo-locator. The geo-locator uses the GPS on your device to define where you are on the map. If you do not have GPS on your device, it uses nearby cell towers to triangulate your position on the map.
The Bike Map can be located on the homepage of ACHD's website under "Quick Links". Users can save the link to their smart phones. A link to the map is located here: http://achd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=1583f1226bbd4c46bea2d5d764895497
The online map will be continually updated and revised as routes change and more conveniences become available to cyclists.
Traditional paper bike maps are also still available at bike shops, chambers of commerce, and visitor centers throughout Ada County. You can also pick one up at ACHD headquarters, located at 3775 Adams St. in Garden City.