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Most cyclists want a direct route, but would prefer not to share a busy arterial road with fast-moving traffic. Here are two online services which will suggest how to get from here to there by bike. Please be aware that the route plans are suggestions - you may want to choose other streets based on the traffic conditions you encounter.
TriMet's Trip Planner lets you plan trips by bike, by transit, by foot, or a combination of modes.
For bike trips you can specify your preference for quickest route, flattest route, or most bike-friendly (this last choice is recommended by the programmers). You'll see the distance of the trip, get an elevation profile of the route, and you can print turn-by-turn directions.
You can also plan a trip with a maximum amount of bike travel (say, 3 miles) and the Planner will find the best transit connections to complete the journey.
Google Maps Bike Trip Planner. Based on the popular Google maps tool, this is still in Beta version. With feedback from users the program is improving over time.
Ride The City is a bike trip planning tool with pages for several cities across the nation, including New York, Washington, DC, and San Francisco.
A clever app for iPhone or iPad that uses maps from local providers (all of Portland's Bike maps are included, plus many other municipalities and regions) and adds GPS to help you find where you are. Does not suggest a route, but lets you plan one, make notes on your map, etc. (small fee to download)
Post a query here and local cyclists respond with their suggestions. Not an instant answer like the automated trip planners, but backed by riders' experience on the road.
Bike Maps from City of Portland
Choose the neighborhood Bike/Walk maps for local trips or the Citywide commuter map for cross-town journeys.