This question — What are the most useful or interesting cycling-related websites or blogs? — links to two regional bike map sites one for Cambridge and one for New Jersey.

The reason Stack Exchange discourages regional questions is because they would be less useful to the majority of users. Is it possible for us to maintain a list somewhere of regional bike route planning links? We'd want to keep this out of the Q&A part of the site, of course, but maybe we could maintain a wiki on the side.

Discuss, please. Is someone already doing this? Does anyone here know how we could set up a wiki simply and easily, as a test for this? What other regional issues/questions could this be applied to? Is this a potential monster to maintain? Would it be easier to set up a group tagging setup in Delicious or another social bookmarking site?

  • We can easily make a "community wiki" post, which is an awful lot like a wiki...
    – freiheit
    Commented Sep 24, 2010 at 19:58
  • The Cambridge link is also useful to a lot of people outside of Cambridge as it has lots of content on road design etc.
    – Ian
    Commented Sep 25, 2010 at 17:02

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I think just having a question for cover each (large) region is good enough, there is no need to make it too complex.

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    I'd like to see the question split into various regions
    – Ambo100
    Commented May 19, 2011 at 11:34

Sites like Sheldon Brown's and CycleStreets are popular because they aren't tied to any region in-particular. Sustrans is an example of an useful UK only site, particually useful to UK cyclists but doesn't get the attention it deserves (only 3 upvotes) because the majority of visitors are American, Canadian, Austrailian etc...

The reason Stack Exchange discourages regional questions is because they would be less useful to the majority of users.

It wouldn't be less useful to the majority, they wouldn't have to scan through all the regional sites/blogs

  • Feel free to start one of these for England, I'll make it CW, and please do tag it reference. Maybe set it up like the bike sharing thread, with each answer as a sub-region? Commented May 24, 2011 at 1:09
  • I'm not sure how to phrase the question without taking too much away from the original author. What does CW mean?
    – Ambo100
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 9:19
  • CW = Community Wiki. No reputation is gained or lost when these questions/answers are upvoted/downvoted, and anyone with a rep of 100 or over can edit them. On this site, we've used CW for the general reference and glossary questions. Try writing it in a general way, and others can modify and amplify the wording. Feel free to copy wording if you think it'll work. Commented May 24, 2011 at 13:41
  • I've set up the question, there are some decent regional awnsers on the original question that I'd like to use but I don't feel like I should copy their awnsers, is it possible to move them? bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/3905/…
    – Ambo100
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 14:11
  • What region does this question cover? Is this meant to be for England, or just regional in general? Have a look at Ian's answer. Commented May 24, 2011 at 14:21
  • While copying content is fine on Stack Exchange sites--since everything here is under a Creative Commons license--if there's a lot of content that would work in this question, maybe this one needs to be differentiated from that one more. You can just use the link as part of a new answer, talking more about the mapping and routing features of the site. There's no reason the site can't be an answer on both questions. (Also, mods don't have the ability to move answers to another question, sorry.) Commented May 24, 2011 at 14:26

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