Are you a new or intending rider in Melbourne due to COVID-19 issues and unsure about what's the most suitable route to take? Philip Mallis, transport planner, map creator, former councillor and Chair of Urban Planning at Boroondara Council has offered to assist riders plan their journeys as applications such as Google maps don't prove enough detail for safe and adequate routes. Philip discusses the surge in new riders avoiding public transport, wayfinding, using Open Street Maps, OpenRouteService and his Offer of help: journey planning for your bicycle route.
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