Metro loves bikes–it’s a great way to expand your reach! Check out the Bike pages for everything you need to know about bringing your bike on Metro’s vehicles. In addition to offering transportation Metro is helping to expand bikeways around the Southland. These bikeways are always changing, and we keep pace by publishing the map data here for you:
In October (2012) we changed the bikeways data format to better serve our riders. We now publish the bikeways data as a KMZ file. Please head over to Wikipedia and Google to learn more about the KMZ data format. In short, KMZ is an archive of several files (one KML file and supporting files) prepared for use in Google Earth and Google Maps.
Here is what you will see after opening he file in Google Earth:
Default settings will load Class 1 (bike paths) in white, Class 2 (bike lanes) in gold, and Class 3 (bike routes) in purple. Check this Wikipedia page for an explanation of these designations.
We want you to carry the latest bikeways data with you in your smartphone. Load the KMZ file into Google Maps and you’ll be ready for anything until your battery gives up.
The Google map products allow you to make your own maps. Google maps + KML = custom mashups. You will want a good map on your next bobacrawl through K-Town.
If you prefer custom vectors the PDF map is for you. You’ll find that here:
Be safe out there!