City hall unveils mobile app to help navigate bike paths

City hall has found another way to get into your iPhone – a mobile app to help you navigate Calgary’s bike routes and pathways.

It’s the latest of many programs for mobile devices the city’s communications branch has developed.

Others offer city press releases, list pets for adoption, or have invited budget consultation or provided details for last fall’s election.

The pathways app, announced Tuesday, reproduces the full city cycling map and links to updated route closures.

It features quick links to local weather as well as the latest Calgary Parks news on Facebook and Twitter.

Another feature lists city parks, providing photos and descriptions in addition to detailing amenities and distance from your location.

The app also provides safety cycling safety tips and etiquette.

The free app is available through iTunes.

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