Last Saturday, I went on a BART to BART bike ride through the 3 bears and Mt Diablo (up to the junction). I knew most of the route, but there was some parts I was not to familiar, around Pleasant Hill, and some part where I knew only not bike friendly routes (north of Dublin).
So I decided to use the new bicycling route from Google Maps. It took me literally 20 seconds! Here is what they come up with:
Mostly I was very happy with the results:
– I discover some nice street in Pleasant Hill that connected to the Contra Cost Canal Trail
– The last part of the Trail (south of Pleasant Hill BART station) I was familiar with, but they made me leave it to cross Ygnacio Valley Rd, which I think was better than what I usually do.
– Then they make you reconnect with the trail, but with misleading indications, using the street names. Fortunately I knew that part.
– Much later on, they finally made me discover southern part of Iron Horse Trail, that very nicely connect to the Dublin Pleasanton BART station.
One problem is that it is sometimes hard to follow their indication when on a trail, because cross streets are very rarely marked.
I am pretty sure that won’t be news for some of you, but it opens new perspectives for the rest of us.