The Colorado Department of Transportation has given local governments across the state the opportunity to provide cycling information specific to their region.
Colorado Springs was the third city to add its map and local data to the site (http://dtdapps.coloradodot.info/bike), according to a city news release.
The first two cities to join were Denver and Aurora, and 30 more areas are expected to add their information to the site.
“Providing localized riding information is another way for us to enhance two-wheel travel throughout the state,” Betsy Jacobsen, CDOT’s bicycle/pedestrian and byways manager, said in the release.
Prior to opening the site to input from local governments in Colorado, bicyclists could use the portal only to access and review state routes and associated information pertaining to lodging, bike shops and other areas of interest.
The new format and new information provides a more detailed map of the state’s routes designed to improve riders’ experiences. The map provided by Colorado Springs includes on-street bike facilities and will eventually include all its public trails.
“This can help bicyclists make their way from Denver to Colorado Springs for example, using a route that best suits their interests and abilities” Brian Shevock, Colorado Springs bicycle coordinator, said in the release. “This is another opportunity to put Colorado Springs on the map for visitors to explore our city.”