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The future of Ride the City

2016 marks eight years of Ride the City providing bicycling directions -- first in New York City and now in 50 cities worldwide (including in major cities in Spain, France, Australia, Canada, and several other international cities). This project has been an extreme joy and a challenge. It's been great to be a part of a service that's been useful for bicyclists, and that has helped generate more interest and discussion about biking and the challenges surrounding safe bike routing. It's also been great supporting the OpenStreetMap project.

However, during the past year or so, we haven't been able to spend the kind of time on Ride the City that we'd like to, and that we think the service and our users deserve. So if you're a bicycle advocacy group, web/mobile app developer, an entrepreneur, or anyone else, we'd like to hear what you'd like to do with Ride the City. As the popularity of bicycling continues to grow in cities everywhere, Ride the City has potential to become a larger platform portal for bike routing, bicycle jobs, and e-commerce, as well as a unique place to meet other bicyclists through social media.

So if you're a bicycle advocacy group, web/mobile app developer, entrepreneur, or anyone else, we'd like to hear from you about what you'd like to do with Ride the City. As the popularity of bicycling continues to grow in cities everywhere, Ride the City has potential to become a larger bicycling portal for bike routing, bicycle jobs, e-commerce, and a unique place to meet other bicyclists through social media. 

We hope to find successors who can enhance Ride the City and make it better and more useful for current and future users, so please spread the word! Email us at info at ridethecity dot com if you want to chat.

Happy 2016!