Russell Taylor

Geospatial Analyst



Uneasy Rider: The Ascents, Anxieties, and Amusements of a Bicycle Commuter


Exercise 1


Hand-drawn Map 1


Hand-drawn Map 2


Abstract vs Bremen Artist Quiz

I scored 33%; discerning artistic intent is not a strength of mine.


Module 1 Questions

Why am I making this map?

  • To illustate the logistical and psychological impediments to bicycle commuting, and how they can be overcome by even the most unprepared new commuter.

Why am I the expert to create this map?

  • When I started commuting by bike 2.5 yeras ago, I hadn't ridden a bike in almost 25 years. I was intimidated and very out of shape, but I found ways to adapt which didn't disrupt my life.

Who is my target audience?

  • Potential bicycle commuters and transportation infrastructure authorities.

Do I want my final project to be printed or digital? How is going to be used/held? What other constraints do I need to keep in mind moving forward?

  • I'm planning for a static digital map or map series, viewed primarily on the desktop. The challenge will be to present the different routes over time and the obstacles which shaped them in an uncluttered way.

What level of detail do I need to include?

  • The total area concerned is about 4 square miles; street names and landmarks will be the key details

Dear class, I need your help/expertise/guidance on how to.....


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