MapQuest has a very cool post about how they work with data sources to ensure accuracy of routing directions that focuses on the loss – and recent reopening – of the I35W bridge in Minneapolis.
It’s rare that my work life as an Internet Alpha Geek has this kind of overlap into the stuff I discuss here on Ride Boldly!
Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations.
September 19, 2008 at 7:52 pm
Way cool! Thanks for sharing. I checked Google Maps after I read it and they still have the detour in place. Mapquest continues to work the best for me and I think that was a classy note about the new bridge.
September 20, 2008 at 11:02 am
Julie – on behalf of the MapQuest Team thank you for your kind note. We are glad to be of service.