This is what happens if you are OCD about maps and bike commuting. The colored area is everything within 10 bicycle-miles of the house I’m scoping out tonight.
Because I’m actually planning to buy a house this time round, I might very well end up living in it after I switch jobs. Therefore, the house has to be within 10 miles of my current employer AND within 10 miles of potential future employers.
I think the location of this house is good for that. I can ride to anywhere on the West Shore, and most of downtown
If needs be, I should be able to find work in the colored-in area.
I don’t know how people lived before there was desktop GIS.