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  1. amount of on-street auto parking

    High number of cars parked on the street increases likelihood of a "dooring" accident

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    • Drinking fountain and other water

      Water can save your life (and smooth your ride) while biking under the sun...

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            • Typical distance between signals or stop signs

              On surface streets, the distance between stop signs can really change the experience (assuming you're stopping or at least slowing at each of them). The fewer stops, the better (and the less illegality if you're blowing them).

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                    • How family friendly is the route?

                      Rank the family-friendliness of the route by combining positve & negative features like congestion, scenery, stopping areas, traffic speed, on & off road routes

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                      • Directness of bike-specific or multi-use facilities.

                        Does the path have more turns than the comparable on-street route, forcing you to cover more distance than is necessary (or cut overland on "commuter's singletrack")?There's nothing worse than a great off-road path that meanders all over the place without regard for the topography or logic, just because some landscape designed thought that looked nice from 1000 feet.

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                            • Wind speed data from National Weather Service

                              High average wind speeds make round-trip rides a chore, especially in combination with hills. A simple trip can quickly become unnecessarily exhausting.

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                                    • Public access showers

                                      Showers can make the difference between commuting or not. Until every commercial building is required to have shower (and bike parking) capacity in proportion to car parking, it would be great to know where a public shower is available. YMCA. Nearby bike-friendly company. Hotel. Health club.

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                                        • Real Time Traffic data

                                          Overlay of real time traffic data and historical averages to gauge relative road safety

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