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Escaping the 94.7

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When interactive applications are developed for sport events, they are usually designed to help you make the most of the event. But for some large-scale events, the greater need is among people who want to avoid the event. MapIT has come up with just such an application: to help Johannesburg residents avoid the fall-out from the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge, when 26 000 cyclists will ensure half the city’s residents are cut off from the other half.

A hugely popular annual event, Johannesburg’s Momentum 94.7 cycle challenge is expected to attract a whopping 26 thousand participants this year. For non-participants, an interactive map will help them be well-equipped to avoid the route and continue on with their day as planned. As a non-cyclist, you may be slightly apprehensive about the upcoming Momentum 94.7 cycle challenge. We all know how those road closures tend to squash our splendid plans for the weekend. But there is good news! This year, a powerful interactive mapping tool will allow you to find alternative routes and skip out on all the race-related road closures. Leading digital mapping company MapIT has created the powerful digital routing tool which will also help competitors, support crews, and spectators prepare for the event on 21 November. The dynamic mapping tool has powerful street level zooming and uses a ‚where are you, where do you want to go’ scenario. It also provides automated routing to any destination that avoids the race route and road closures, with printable turn-by-turn directions. Feeling better yet? Other useful features on the map include the start/finish, medical and water point locations along the route and 360-degree ‚walk through’ features. The online map can be accessed from the Momentum 94.7 cycle challenge website, www.cyclechallenge.co.za or directly link to 94.7mapservice.co.za.

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