Elevation Profiles in CycleStreets
We’ve added elevation profiles to the route listings. They show how hilly or gentle the suggested routes are likely to be:
The vertical scale shows the height in feet, and the horizontal scale the distance along the route, in miles.
The vertical scale is usually 300 feet, unless you’ve found a very hilly route, (in which case the shading is a darker green). (If you want metric units, sign in to the site and change the units in My Settings).
The ‘Fastest’ routes now take into account the delay of going uphill and the savings in time of coming downhill. This means that the routes the planner now finds will be a little more smoother than before, (where there are practical alternatives). We’ll be explaining how this works in a forthcoming posting.