Photo by @rafat
On Wednesday, I took my first bike ride using New York City’s new Citibike program. So far it’s been great but one issue I ran into is being able to plan a trip. Google offers cycling directions from place to place but doesn’t take into account the Citibike stations. On the other hand, the Citibke app shows the rental stations but doesn’t make it easy to find directions from one station to another unless you’re already at one of them.
I decided to actually do something about it and wrote a little web app that lets you pick two Citibike stations and retrieves the cycling directions between them using the Google API. It’s definitely not perfect and the user experience needs to be improved but it does what it was designed to do.