Today I am going to detour my fitness update onto Google Maps.
It seems that Google Maps doesn’t have my best health in mind when giving me a biking route through North Kansas City.
It takes me in Eastbound on Armour Road, but then turns south on Howell Street to Railroad Ave and 10th Avenue. Howell is not well lit, allowing a nighttime cyclist to hit unseen potholes, while Railroad avenue is a series of crossing railroad tracks that bump and jostle the rider.
A simple trip a couple of blocks further and one could ride down well-lit Swift Avenue, with no need to cross railroad tracks to reach 10th avenue. But Google Maps doesn’t seem to have the same sensibility that the average cyclist has.