I just came across Cycling Metro Vancouver, a wicked mash-up for to help plot your cycling trip between any two points in Vancouver. A whole bunch of brainy research went into creating the map, that I won’t get into but you can read about here. The Cycling Route Planner uses Google Maps mapped against data on Metro Vancouver cycling routes. Cyclists can search for routes that are on designated/alternate cycling routes or that include major roads. You can also refine your search by looking for minimum elevation gains, air pollution and shortest distances.
Once it’s plotted your route, you’ll find out your route length, estimated time, calories burned, elevation gain and how green your route is. You’ll also find out how much green house gas you’d prevent by cycling that path.