New website takes traditional biking map to the next level

New website takes traditional biking map to the next level

NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - If you're interested in bicycling in North Carolina, a new website can help you find the way.

The N.C. Department of Transportation launched walkbikenc.com, a statewide plan for improving pedestrian and bicycle mobility. It provides features like a new online mapping tool showing thousands of miles of signed bicycle routes across the state.

This information had typically been available before on a paper map.

The new website allows bicyclists to create turn-by-turn directions to plan their biking tour.

"Our state's cycling and walking routes and greenways are an economic asset," Lauren Blackburn, NCDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Division Director, said in a news release. "These networks connect visitors and residents to job centers, schools, open space, historic sites, small towns and other important destinations."

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