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Searching a route

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The RouteFinder

For more information about the RouteFinder, click here.

Frequently asked questions 

How do I find nearby routes?

The quickest way to get a list of nearby routes is to zoom in to your location. Click the ‘My location’ icon  at the top right of the map or enter your current position in the search module’s search field. That will cause the map to recentre and zoom in on your location, which is marked on the map with a blue dot. Now, your list will only display routes that pass through all or part of the map area.

You can also enter your address with the icon  at the top right of the map, but that involves slightly more work.

The shortcuts search menu  at the top of the homepage also allows you to start your search with routes ‘nearby’.   

How do I search for a specific route?

You probably already know a search term in the route’s name or description.
Suppose the search term is ‘Blossom’.

  1. Go to the RouteFinder.
  2. Enter ‘Blossom’ in the search field at the top of the search module.
  3. Select the correct route type.
  4. Make sure to zoom far enough out on the map. 

I can’t find my route

The most common cause of this problem is usually not having zoomed far enough out on the map.

But it could also be a clustering issue. We only display some routes on the map and list for two reasons: 

  1. The first reason we don’t share all routes at once is that your browser or internet connection is likely to have difficulty processing that information sent in bulk, causing the map to glitch or experience noticeable lag. 
  2. The second is that it prevents a cluttered, confusing view.

To solve this issue, we developed clustering. Put simply, we grouped all routes sharing the same search criteria. Routes with the best scores are shown first. Your route selection will change when you zoom or switch filters on or off.

However, there’s also a chance that you may not be able to find your route because you posted it privately. Find out more about that here.

Quickly finding your own routes is easy. Just log in and:

  1. go to the RouteFinder, click the author field, and select My routes
  2. expand your personal dropdown menu from the main menu and select  My routes.
  3. click your profile icon, expand your personal dropdown menu, and select  My routes.
  4. go to your MyRouteYou homepage and select Routes next to your profile image in the top left corner. 

How do I find ‘child-friendly routes’?

  1. Go to the RouteFinder.
  2. Click Filters.
  3. Select the Child friendly option under Characteristics.
    This will display a list of child-friendly routes in the selected area. Now you can move the area or combine ‘child friendly’ with all kinds of other criteria, e.g. route type, difficulty level, etc.

Find wheelchair-accessible routes

  1. Go to the RouteFinder.
  2. Click Filters.
  3. Select the Wheelchair accessible option under Characteristics.
    This will display a list of wheelchair-accessible routes in the selected area. Now you can move the area or combine ‘Wheelchair accessible’ with all kinds of other criteria, e.g. route type, difficulty level, etc.

Read more about ‘wheelchair accessibilityhere.

 

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