Archive for May, 2016

Explore More

Posted by Doug Shidell, May 31st , 2016.

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Wall murals and graffiti art, elegant public sculptures and whimsical chainsaw art, iconic bridges, unique water towers, Nice Ride bike stations, the Twin Cities has it all. Explore More Twin Cities, a free supplement to the mobile Twin Cities Bike Map, introduces you to the High Brow and Low Brow of the Twin Cities. Turn your next bike ride into an exploration of the things that make the Twin Cities unique.

Start with the basics by downloading the free “Amenities” file: Bathrooms, drinking fountains, DIY bike service stations, parking, scenic views. Exploring is a lot easier when basic services are listed right on your map.

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Then pick and choose from your areas of interest: Historic sites, public art, Nice Ride Stations, Parks and Trails, or download all of the KML files. They’re free, and once you have them on your phone or tablet, you can toggle them on or off to make them visible, or hide them to give you a cleaner looking map.

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This is a work in progress, we’ll keep adding more features as we find them. And we’re looking for help. If you discover something unique about the Twin Cities, locate it on your mobile Twin Cities Bike Map and send it to Bikeverywhere by using our contact form. Check out Working with Map Features for more information about how to mark your favorite spots on the map, and share them.

Download the free KMZ files into your mobile Twin Cities Bike Map and start exploring. (How do I do that?)

Get more from your PDF Mobile App: Working with Map Features

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Twin Cities Bike Maps in apartment bike rooms

Posted by Doug Shidell, May 10th , 2016.

Live Green Apartments recently ordered 67 laminated Twin Cities Bike Maps for newly built bike rooms in their apartment complexes. The bike rooms have floor and wall racks for bikes and hooks for bike helmets. This is a first, to my knowledge, in the Twin Cities. Kudos to the managers for their progressive approach to apartment management.

According to Leah Gannon of Live Green Apartments: This building is 2124 Como Ave in St Paul. We contacted the people at Smart Trips for ideas, and they were able to send us a PDF of “best practices” for bike racks/storage. We used that info and chose the things that would best fit our space, but still give residents some options. The racks are bolted to the floor for stability and we just followed the instructions for mounting the wall hooks.

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