UC student creates a map for Cincinnati bikers

Oct 21, 2014

Nate Wessel at one of Cincinnati's new Red Bike kiosks.
Credit University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati graduate student Nate Wessel spent six months painstakingly mapping out bike paths in Greater Cincinnati and everything in between including bike shops, public transportation hubs, water fountains and grocery stores. He also has illustrated the changes in elevation.

The glossy new map is being distributed free at local coffee shops and bike stores around the city. It is also viewable online

Wessel was on a mission to create the most comprehensive bike map in Cincinnati. It lists street width, speed limits and traffic signal placement.

The North American Cartographic Information Society thought the map was very good. It awarded Wessels first place at a student map competition. His article, submitted to the journal Cartographic Perspectives, details the process of creating the map.