I've requested a mapping kit from email@example.com (which I will use to mark good routes on paper), but the more interesting program is online using Google Maps.
City of Boston: Hub On Wheels
Instructions for Tracing Routes
It should just take you a minute or two to map your routes. You have my word. Please note, if you rode twice in a day (for example morning commute to work; afternoon commute home) please map each leg as a separate ride.
1. Go to: http://maps.google.com/
2. Click Sign in located in the upper right corner
3. Login with the following information
* Username: bikeboston
* Password: bikesurvey
If you are already signed in with a personal gmail account, please logout and re-sign in using the above information.
4. Click the My Maps tab located under "Google".
5. Click the Create New Map button located under the My Maps tab.
6. An input box will appear.
* In the Title box, please write your full name, date of ride, and start time of the first one-way leg of your ride.
* Example: John Doe, 8/14, 5:45 AM.
* In the Description box, please write a current email address and the purpose of the ride, i.e. commute to job, errands, social, fun/exercise, work (messenger, courier)
* Example: johndoe@AOL.com
7. You are now ready to trace your route.
* To Zoom in, click "+"
* To Start, single click the in the upper left corner of the map. Single click on the map location corresponding to your ride origin.
* To Change directions, single click along the intersections.
* To Finish double click on the map location corresponding to destination.
* To Edit after saving, hover the "hand" symbol over the route. When the route appears click and click once where you want to make edits.
8. After double clicking, an input box will appear. Please enter the reason you chose this route (i.e. most direct, most scenic, fewest cars, safest.) and/or anything else you want to share with us.
9. Click the Save button.
10. If you rode twice in the day, please go to #5 above and repeat to trace the second or return ride.