Day: May 5, 2011

Eaton Trail – Existing Conditions

A few days ago, I noted the proposed expansion of the Eaton Trail.

Here are some pictures of the existing trail, which welcomes pedestrians, bikes, and even horses. The path overlooks the river and provides a scenic walking trail. The only thing lacking are more trees for shade.

Bike commuters may find the trail a suitable alternative to the straighter, but heavily trafficked (at 50mph) Friant Road.

All pictures taken by me last winter. Conditions today are the same.

Pictures were taken in the area bounded by the yellow box.
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Google Map Maker review

As I mentioned a few days ago, I’ve been trying to use the new google map maker feature which allows everyone to edit what you see in google maps. You can add/remove retail listings, streets, bike lanes etc.

Previously, you would right click the map, select “report a problem” and then explain what was wrong or missing. Now you get the “fun” of doing it yourself.

When it comes to something like a change in roads, doing it yourself makes sense. Previously, you’d have to explain exactly what was wrong, and hope the person at google got it. Now, you make all the changes, and submit it for review. Click to read more!