Before we publish a route, we ride it many times and investigate alternative streets to make the route as direct and safe as possible. But we don’t always nail it right out of the gate. There are so many alternative streets. Time-of-day traffic variations make a difference. Conditions change with the seasons. Construction necessitates rerouting.
So every route should be considered a work in progress.
We welcome suggestions and comments. We’d like to enlist daily riders along each route who can provide expert advice on routing and updates about changing conditions.
What a delight it is to discover a little-known street that greatly improves a route, or a route-jog that avoids a nasty intersection! Daily riders are the ones who figure all of this out, and we are always more than happy to update the maps.