Routes

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  • The update to Route creation this week is a mess and must be rolled back. It has blocked many popular fire road access paths from being used on Ride routes. Bikes are explicitly allowed by signage on the one I post here (see the gap its is routing around). Meanwhile, the routing is now sending us up a 30% grade singletrack (see number 4) alongside the main fire road, which nobody has ever ridden up in history and in fact doesn't even exist (it was bulldozed 4 months ago).  The use most popular setting is ON, but doesn't seem to be used.

     

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  • Features request: On my computer's web browser, when I look at My Activities, I see a list that I can sort by Date, Title, Time, Distance or Elevation. I can also search my Activities by a keyword from the Activity Title. However, when I look at My Routes, I get none of this, just an unfriendly grid. Please make it possible to list and search Routes in as user friendly of a way as is possible with Activities. Furthermore, when I click on a Route, it opens up to a teeny tiny viewing window, which cannot be made larger and cannot be made full screen. It's very frustrating to try to preview a route when the view is so small. Please make it possible to view a Route in full screen.

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  • I would really like to see an improved map design (or option to toggle openstreetmap) where it is possible to see surface type for every road. This was possible a few years ago when strava still used OpenStreetMap but since the maps have been updated every road is just a white line and very small paths are dotted white lines. A lot of us live in places where there are lots of gravel and asphalt roads scattered around and crossing each other, now there is no way to actually see the surface type before clicking to route there. This makes planning a route a lot more time consuming because you have to find the right route by trial and error.

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  • I'm creating a route and trying to follow, or avoid, my personal heatmap. The default colour for both is red so it can be difficult to make out one from the other. If the default colour for personal and new route was different or either could be user selected, that would be helpful.

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  • Why oh why will you not allow users to allocate a new / existing route to a run? For example, when you stop your watch to take a photo and then forget to restart it, so you need to correct the route on your activity. What do you think we are going to do? There's nothing fraudulent about wanting your stats to reflect reality and if you are fiddling your route, it's only yourself that you're cheating.

    I get fed up of creating a route, just so I can then only create a manual activity and then copy/paste the distance and approximate time to it. Why can't I just add the route, if I know I ran it?

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  • I have one more comment to add to this comment in addition to my support for the items requested here - I am frustrated at having >161 routes with many duplicates due to the difficulty searching for my previous routes.   I would also like to add search by places on a map previously visited (using name or click on the map to search). The new competitors do not suffer from this problem.

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  • We need more categories than "Ride" for cycling.  I looked at route builder for an area I will be traveling to soon and selected a distance for a road ride that would give me an hour or so of ride time, but Strava estimates it will take me twice as long because my recent outdoor rides have all been MTB or fat bike rides.  Off road rides should not be counted to estimate on road route times.

    You have separate categories for run, walk, hike, and snowshoe but our choices for cycling are ride, e-bike, or indoor trainer...  We need at minimum road bike and mountain bike categories to make your route time estimates more realistic.

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  • Is it possible to give us ability to choose the opacity of the global heatmap while creating our own routes? The latest update of the routing feature which added POIs also reduced the opacity so the heatmap became practicaly useless for low traffic trails. Combine this with the fact that timeframe for the global heatmap is reduced from two to one year, this really killed the best value that Strava routing had.

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  • Agreed; another side effect of the lowered opacity is that it's hard to tell how popular a route is; everything feels like the same shade and darkness of blue. Less-popular routes are almost invisible (as Aleksandar pointed out), and more popular routes are just blue (and I can't tell which ones are just "moderately popular" vs "extremely popular"). In other words, more gradations in the heatmap would be helpful in route planning.

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  • Hi Aleksandar K. thanks for pointing that out. We noticed the change in opacity as well this weekend and realized we had introduced a regression when rolling out Points-of-Interests on the map. That issue should now be fixed and the opacity should be back to what it was before. 

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  • I wanted to know if it's possible or if it will be possible to include Point of Interest in our Route when we're planning it, and to have a notification when we pass near the Point of Interest we selected ? For example if we choose a fountain, could the app send a notification (sound, vibration) when we heading toward it so we could know when we are close to it ? Thanks! 

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  • Implement the Route Search Feature finally, please! 

    To find a specific route in the WebApp, right now I need to browse my 250 or so routes manually as no search is available. This means paging through 23 pages (each page containing 20 routes). This is simply not state of the art, you know!

    There are dozens of posts with hundreds of votes all asking Strava to finally implement that route search feature. I am a paying premium user, like many others.

    So listen to us and implement the Feature finally. Thank you!

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    Here are some indications on the actual functionality and on how the UI/UX could look like.

    Minimum requirement: Full text search by route name.
    Comfort function: Supplementary search or restriction option via distance range as well as optional altitude meter range.
    The benefit of the function would be great for the entire community
    -Users can quickly find the desired routes with a keyword
    -Users can specifically search for long or short, flat or challenging routes with a lot of elevation gain.
    This will allow users with many routes to quickly and efficiently narrow down the route list. This allows everyone to find their desired route much faster.
    The UI of the function can be placed on the 'My routes' page under the 'Create a new route' button together with the buttons for the cycling, running and walking sports.

     

     

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  • Steve: I'd recommend checking out https://findthatride.com which allows you to view all of your routes (and rides) on a map to do visual searching.  I find this way easier than searching through my routes on Strava, which I agree can be frustrating.

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  • Steve: What I did was cancel my Strava membership in 2018 and switched to Ride With GPS. Strava is great for comparing your performance on segments versus your friends and others, but for organizing your routes, they just don't seem to have any discernible interest. If Strava is able to allow you to list, sort and search your Activities, then they should be able to make it possible with Routes. Routes are objects that literally inherit many of the same properties and methods as Activities, so they should be able to treat them the same by reusing the same computer code to implement this. They just don't.

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  • As a treadmill user, my suggestion is including Zwift running route to “local legend”. Since Strava already got the route records when runners finished. It is not hard to conclude the local legend. It should encourage treadmill users to accumulate their favor route.

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  • It would be nice to have some sort of queue for directions, a verbal queue would be preferable. This would be great for trying out a new route, we can follow the route without having to stop and look at the phone to check where we are at on the route. Also, a sync to a watch with a tap would work as well. Anything to let us know a turn is coming up and when to turn. Otherwise, it's a constant checking of the phone or memorizing the route beforehand.

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  • BUG REPORT: I have just discovered the following Strava Route editor issue. On Tiger Mountain near Seattle there is a number multi-purpose trails - they are one directional for MTB and two-directional for hiking. Even though I am making a running route, Strava route editor still allows me route over a number of trails only in one direction. It is really a pain because I have to switch to the manual mode all the time.

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  • It would be helpful if Strava allowed adding manual-mode points into existing routes. Often I want to duplicate an existing route and make a few changes, but I can't get the route I want due to Strava not allowing certain connections. I'll switch in and out of manual mode when building a route from scratch, but adding manual-mode points to edit an existing route isn't possible at present.

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  • I'd like to suggest that Strava update its OpenStreetMap base data more frequently. I've made changes to OSM that are visible when I look at routes with Strava, but for actual routing functionality, they are not included. Other mapping websites that use OSM as well have recent updates available to use in a week or so, if not that, then within a month. OSM is being updated incredibly frequently so increasing the frequency that Strava updates this base data, that are usable for routes, is very beneficial.

     

    I have updated the line on OSM to follow the heatmap line (which is correct), about 3 months ago, but strava still routes it incorrectly on the old line.

    I love Strava's routing feature, but this would be a big help!

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  • https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360073377511/comments/4426044022669

    Stanislav, I'm pretty sure that is an issue with OpenStreetMap information, I checked, and it seems like someone changed some of the lines to oneway about 9 months ago.

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  • I see a similar issue as Tarek. I've updated the Surface Type attribute on OSM for many nearby streets, and on the Strava route builder, they're all still "Not Specified", despite having updated them to Asphalt or Dirt many months ago.

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  • Tarek, these trails are one-way for MTB only. Is one-way supposed to be applied to pedestrian traffic? Probably not if the trail is multi-use. I've never seen that. Perhaps Strava should never apply one-way restrictions when editing running routes.

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  • Two years ago I asked for implementing ferrys in creating routes. Still not implemented. Other programs like Kommoot etc. can do it. But Stava is incapable. Shame!

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  • https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360073377511/comments/4437336177421

    Stanislav, on OpenStreetMap, I believe tagging the trails with "oneway:bicycle=yes" & "oneway:foot=no", and removing the general "one way" tag, would fix this. However, this would not be visible on strava until they update their OpenStreetMap 'basemap' again, something I believe should happen more frequently.

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  • Can we have two features

     

    1. When editing a route to be able to select part of it and delete this part without affecting the existing parts. I realise this may create a gap in the route and I would like to be able to manually fill in the missing section

     

    2. get manual mode to work properly so I can get a route to go along a road or track that the map data does not recognise. Currently, this is not a reliable feature and when moving a waypoint large parts of the existing route are changed I can not get the mapping to fo along a track that I want even when I am in manual mode.

     

    Thanks 

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  • How do you turn off your location on routes?

    I inadvertently agreed to routes to show my location and now can't run it off!

    It's not accurate, loads last (and so re-centres my routing when I've started), and puts an annoying gigantic blue circle on the map. It's great that it's an option for people that want it, but how the heck do you make it go away?

    So: I figured it out and went to my browser setting and disabled strava from the list of websites that know my location, which has worked. It would (potentially) be useful top be able to toggle this on and off on the routes page...?

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  • Autogenerate routes including chosen segments

     

    The route generation tool is neat, and the heatmap is great, but I'd love to be able to say "make me a route including segments A, B, and C, starting at X and ending at Y".  

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  • I either don't know how to or your mapping does not come with mile markers. It would be helpful if there were mile markers on see below:

    The route is confusing without know where each mile is. If this can be remedied easily, please let me know?

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  • Tarek Koudmani Stanislav C. Dan Tsai we just recently (in February) updated our Global Basemap from fresh OpenStreetMap data, which hopefully incorporated the changes you all have added. Please let me know if you see otherwise!

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  • When walking a route it is sometimes difficult to see what direction you go. I would like to have an arrow or something like google maps.

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