I'm really digging the new RidetheCity.com website, a service that debuted in 2008 to help bike commuters find the best route from A to B in the city. Let's face it: it's a jungle out there for New York City bikers. We need all the help we can get.
The new site integrates elevation data and the ability to save your favorite routes. Users will also be able to rate individual streets and give feedback on routes, which will be aggregated by RidetheCity to improve the dataset.
As a bike commuter, I have lots of very specific knowledge about the streets I ride, as I'm sure do hundreds of other bikers. (I.e. Fulton Street in Fort Greene is often a good bike route, but actually is jammed with traffic during most commute times. And taking the Bowery to get uptown during the day is faster but more hazardous than Christie or Allen Streets.) Having a common space to share this info sounds really awesome.
Check out the new site at http://peloton.ridethecity.com.
Hat tip to Gothamist for the skinny!