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    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2015
     
    The canyons were cold this morning, definitely.
    • CommentAuthorJSnook
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2016
     
    The ride home yesterday was nice - had a tailwind the whole way back it seemed. Also got a new commuter started up - a fellow I've known for years and whose office is close recently decided to take up cycling and I convinced him he could commute at least once or twice a week. He was surprised by how easy and relaxing the ride home was yesterday, so I think he is going to be hooked and doing some more commuting in the future.
    • CommentAuthorRohler
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2016
     
    Nice work JSnook. This morning, I swept up after a "glasshole" on Goldcoast W. of Camino Ruiz.
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    The weather has become a concern again.
    I've relocated the maps here for easy reference.

    From weather.com ---- These images are usually no more than an hour old. Check the date and time stamp on each image to figure how recently it's been updated. (If they seem old, hit the "Refresh" button on your browser to get the latest maps.) Subtract 3 hours from Eastern Standard Time {EST} to get west coast Pacific Standard Time {PST}.

    These images provide a good bird's eye view of the current weather. When the rains come the Doppler Radar will give you a good idea of whether it's just a passing squall or a real hum-dinger of a downpour. I hope it helps!

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    Radar and Weather Maps for San Diego, CA

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    US Infrared Satellite Map



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    US Doppler Radar Map



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    Current US Surface Weather Map



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    From wunderground.com:



    Weather Underground ~ San Diego

    Stay Dry...Stay Warm!
    • CommentAuthorRohler
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2016
     
    Had puddles in my shoes!
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    edit...
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2018
     
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2018
     
    gottobike:https://blog.superpedestrian.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Giphs/commuting%20to%20work%20by%20car.gif


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    Edit, moved below...
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2018 edited
     
    Planning multi-modal trips are complex stuff.

    Last Thursday I had an event to attend at the Writers Guild near the Farmers Market in LA. I work in Studio City during the week.

    So I just started the route planning at the nearby Subway station and that worked: short bike ride, one train ride and a bus to get there. $3.50

    But when I got there I discovered that I could have ridden in the other direction to Laurel Canyon and just taken a direct bus there. $1.75 and probably less time.

    I wonder if there are enough multi-modal commuters to justify building an app based on the Google routing stuff?
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2018
     
    Google maps worked great in London for choosing transit options. I had no bike involved, though. Google already has all the info for multi mode, they would just have to allow bike and transit in the same trip.
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    bikingbill:Planning multi-modal trips are complex stuff.
    It seems 'local' knowledge is required to use transit to it's full potential. That leaves, newbie's, visitors, tourists, and travelers at a distinct disadvantage. These are the populations who would readily use transit if they could do so efficiently. Significantly reducing vehicle miles traveled, GHG's, parking issues and the kook factor of lost travelers in cars trying to find their way, efficient, easy to use transit would go a long way.

    I was thinking along the same lines as Shady. Google could coordinate the transit/bicycling features of their mapping application to give multiple options for solving routing questions. Maybe include estimated time in the algorithm to account for buses in traffic or delays on certain roads due to crashes, weather etc. Sometimes a longer physical route is shorter in duration due to multiple factors.

    Trucking companies, delivery companies and logistics firms all use sophisticated software to shorten arrival times, even if taking the long way is required. There has to be a balance of course between time and distance if you're paying by the mile for operations. In situations like police or fire response, time is critical and so time is the deciding factor in choosing routes.

    For fixed routes like trolley, subways, trains and buses, and fixed fares/passes, an algorithm could weigh factors like travel time, number of transfers and costs to give a list of solutions. Much like a travel website search result with many options to choose from. You can choose price, time, or ease of travel to determine your best plan.

    A similar service could be provided by the transit authority in each municipality. Just access the route planning feature on their site to plan your trip including bike/walk, time of travel, transfers, etc. to get a list of options. If these features don't already exist on transit websites, they should be developed by the agencies themselves as an enhancement to the public service provided. Neighboring transit authorities could coordinate data to serve overlapping functions. Think Coaster/Metro in Oceanside. Amtrak/Coaster coordination with North County Sprinter or San Diego Trolley. Add services like the Coronado Ferry and shuttle buses by employers to enhance the utility.

    MTS Trip Planner
    NCTD Trip Planner
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2018 edited
     
    If Google took the current 'transit' search, which assumes some walking, and extended the distance/speed of the 'walking' (and insured you could actually bike the 'walking' parts), that would be all that you would need.

    Additional features would allow one to specify folding vs. non-folding bike, as not all transit is bike friendly.
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2018
     
    • CommentAuthormnenn
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2018
     
    Finally, a place I can talk about my commute. Spring Valley to Mira Mesa for two years on a bike, 2 to 3 times a week. Now, 4 to 5 times a week on an e-bike.

    Today I passed a total of 5 bikes and saw many more. Hope to see you out there!
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2018
     
    Shady John:https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/maps/eu-qOhrFtGM;context-place=topicsearchin/maps/category$3Afeature-suggestions

    some helpful info here:

    https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-way-in-Google-Maps-to-mix-both-cycle-and-public-transport-as-modes-of-transportation#


    Thank you.

    One of the issues with trying to break it into segments, as suggested by the Quora article, is that transit directions will skip stuff that's too far to walk and you'll often end up with less efficient transit directions than if you biked a mile or so away.
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2018
     

    I imagine this is what Sigurd's commute looks like?
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2018
     
    ^^ How do you rotate a GIF by 16 degrees?
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2018 edited
     
    Sigurd:^^ How do you rotate a GIF by 16 degrees?

    Not directly in HTML; however, the Copenhagen wheel does have a "Flatten City" mode that would solve that:
    flatten city
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeOct 1st 2018
     
    I'm getting comfortable with bike commuting with the Brompton in Studio City. It's "Graduate School" for Cycling Savvy :-)

    Fortunately, in November, I will only be there 2 or 3 days a week (not 5).
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    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    ~ All Day ~


    On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, San Diego County residents, workers and visitors can ride MTS and NCTD fixed-route buses, Trolley, SPRINTER and the COASTER for FREE. Yep, totally free. Change up your commute and Choose Transit. Whether you’re looking to leave the bumper-to-bumper behind, or want to make a tangible impact on our environment, Free Ride Day is the perfect time to change the way you move. No fare required, just hop on board. RSVP on Facebook, or at sdmts.com/free-ride-day to get event reminders, trip planning info and more.

    This is a great opportunity to discover the convenience and utility of multimodal commuting. Use your bike to get to stations/stops – ride the transit – then use your bike to get to your destination. First mile/Last mile by bike or walking and let transit do the long haul. Easy peasy!


    From the beaches to La Mesa for meetings; multimodal commute saves time, avoids traffic, parking hassles and is fun to boot.
    Let the good times roll!

    Access more information on the transit links above to plan/time your route and learn how to ride with bikes on board.
    You may find a new, easy way to commute by transit/biking to get all around the region for work, school, play and fun!

    MTS
    NCTD
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    Georgette Gómez modeling that multimodal commute life!
    San Diego MTS: @sdmts

    Georgette Gómez riding to work via bus and bike. Keep on rolling!
    City of San Diego Councilmember ~ D9;
    Chair; San Diego MTS
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2018
     
    Cars...
    daily commute with ride hailing, autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, et al...
    How the daily commute changes with ride hailing, autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, et al.
    • CommentAuthoreaton
    • CommentTimeOct 7th 2018
     
    Old Knotty Buoy:

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    ~ All Day ~



    Last week NCTD reduced the number of cars on the Coaster by one, at least the ones I ride. It makes things cozy at times.
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2018
     
    Finally, a useful housing perk:
    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/oct/08/getting-there-jim-frank-buys-1600-bus-passes-for-k/
    (currently only available in Spokane, WA)
    Jim Frank
    Jim Frank stands in the Kendall Yards development in 2017. This month, he launched a free bus pass program for everyone who works or lives in the West Central neighborhood community. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
    • CommentAuthorgottobike
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     

    Uber and Lyft are responsible for about half of SF's rise in traffic since 2010, SFCTA says
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/16/uber-and-lyft-are-responsible-for-about-half-of-sfs-rise-in-traffic-since-2010-sfcta-says/?guccounter=1
    Between 2010 and 2016, according to the SFCTA, ride-hailing services accounted for:
    51 percent of the increase in daily vehicle hours of delay
    47 percent of the increase in vehicle miles traveled
    55 percent of the average speed decline
    25 percent of total vehicle congestion citywide