New crowd-sourced bike route map of Newton

posted Jun 2, 2012, 10:43 AM by Jim Lerner   [ updated Jun 6, 2012, 6:54 AM ]

We're working on creating a map of bike routes around Newton and environs that avoid the high-traffic corridors.  While some bikers are happy to use the major arteries and bike lanes around town, others prefer the quiet and relative safety of the back road routes, which don't require any special biking accommodations.  In support of those riders, this map will indicate routes that go to, near, or between village centers, schools, transportation centers, shopping, and other points of interest.

Please feel free to contribute to the map either by directly editing it on Google Maps or by submitting a detailed suggested route description by email to us.  And thanks in advance for your help in making Newton a better, safer place to get around without a car!

Routes in blue indicate paved roads.  Routes in red are trails, aqueducts, or rough paved sections which are suitable for hybrid bikes and accommodating riders.  Some red segments are simple, short portages to get across a path to another paved road.

Low traffic bike routes through Newton