WE’VE BEEN GOOGLED!


Yes, our local trail system has been Googled.

It seems like it was about 2 years ago our city’s assistant manager of the Greenway System was driving a golf cart around with the infamous Google cameras aboard.

And here is the sign which appears on the back of the golf cart …

Also a man was wearing the back pack camera outfit and walking around with it. Yep, we’ve been Googled. It took a very long time before this effort finally materialized and showed up on Google Maps. Just today I received notice via email that it is available online. Unfortunately the entire trail system was not included and even some of the trails that were only have a mile or so filmed and appearing online. Never the less, it is neat to see this feature available.

Here are some screenshots I captured of the Street View of some of our trails:

Avove: Pufferbelly Trail north of Dupont Rd. This trail upon completion will be about 80 miles long.

It is a rails to trails project.

Below: Pufferbelly Trail south of Dupont Rd.

Below: St. Marys Pathway which  runs alongside of the St. Marys River.

Above: The St. Joe Pathway which follows along the St. Joe River. Here it is going under St. Jow Center Rd.

Below: The St. Joe Pathway as it comes onto the property of a local university it shares the trail with. Here it crosses the river using this bridge and continues along the other side of the river.

Below, My current personal favorite local trail is the Maumee Pathway which follows along the Maumee River. Here it passes under Maplecrest Rd.

Upon Googling “Fort Wayne Rivergreenway Street View” HERE is where Google took me. It is the Maumee Pathway and just happens to be the section I am assigned to as a Greenway Ranger.

Here is a map showing some of the Fort Wayne Trails …

http://fwtrails.org/files/page/FWT005-Trail%20Map%202017-WEB(2).pdf

HERE you can find maps of individual trails around Fort Wayne, IN.

And HERE is an article about  the Google Maps Street View Trekker project.

You may never have the opportunity to come to the Fort Wayne, Indiana area to ride the trail system, but if you do hopefully this information will be helpful. Regardless of where you are at do your best to …

KEEP ON TRIKIN’ 

and

ENJOY THE RIDE

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About Steve Newbauer

I have a few current blogs (tadpolerider1, navysight, truthtoponder and stevesmixedbag) so I am keeping busy. I hope you the reader will find these blogs interesting and enjoy your time here. Feel free to email me at stevenewbauer at outlook.com

Posted on March 8, 2018, in misc., tadpole trikes, trails and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. armadillozack

    Congratulations, to you and the rest of Fort Wayne for the inclusion to Google Mapping… It is a wonderful step forward for your community and the state of Indiana..! And I wholeheartedly believe that mapping one’s community will not only be a great addition but a boost to the commerce of greater Fort Wayne in the future.. Now that all the niceties have been dispensed, you lucky devils, I’m so envious of you and could only wish that my local community was graced with such an honer…. Enjoy…!
    Armadillo Zack

  2. Glen Aldridge

    “……Cannot NOT stop to talk?” Does that mean they cannot or they cannot NOT stop?” Must be like those Parking Signs that are so confusing, I have to stop to read the hours, dates, times only to find that Stopping is not allowed either. Except Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays between 9am – 5pm 🙂

  3. Thank you Steve for that update. It’s nice to know that when we return to out Indiana home in May we’ll be able to find our way around with our trike a bit easier.

  4. It must be my old english teacher….

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