The Mercer County Bike Map has graduated from its beta status and will be a permanent fixture on the DVRPC website. The bike map was created when DVRPC did an initial computer analysis of the roads using a "Bicycle Level of Service Model". It that was then opened to the public, who provided comments and offered changes. More than 100 changes were made to the maps due to the comments.
The final version also takes advantage of the Google Maps Bicycling Layer and it is hoped that at some point the data will be incorporated into the Google bike routing application. But it is unclear right now when that will happen.
The data collected by DVRPC for the bike map is also being integrated into the Mercer County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. This plan is the first NJDOT bike/ped plan project that is being done at the County level and that plan should be completed later this year.
DVRPC believes that the Mercer County map is a model for online bike maps in the other 8 counties in the region. However County (or City) Transportation officials must make a formal request to the Commission because DVRPC needs to incorporate the project into its work program.