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Mt. Kenya
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The only reason I subscribe to Strava premium is for the route creation. It is very easy to use, and I really like how easy it is to export routes to my watch. However, not everyone in my running club has a GPX-enabled watch. Here are some ideas that might make Strava more appealing to running clubs wanting to use Strava as a mapping platform (currently we use other services for map curation and creation).

  • Route libraries - it would be nice for clubs to have their own library of strava routes easily accessible via the 'clubs section' of strava. These might be private (routes created by the club for club members to follow), or they might be publicly accessible.
  • Customisable cue sheets - I've just noticed that the "print" option generates a nice cue sheet with a small map. It would be very helpful if there was an option to edit some of the auto-generated cues. The ability to add, for example, "Stretch Point = Sydney Harbour Bridge Steps" or the ability to correct auto-generated cues would be great.
  • Annotations - My club still prints maps for run leaders. Often mapping software makes it hard/impossible to read a street name. It would be nice to annotate the occasional landmark or street name so people can maintain their bearings.
  • Ability to change print view - the current print layout is nice and compact. Having the option to have a full size 'A4' map, with cue sheet on separate pages would make the printed layout more legible.

I understand that some of the above features may be redundant for those of us with GPX watches, but catering to clubs that still print maps for members would make strava more inclusive and even more of a one-stop-shop for route planning.



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Status changed to: Archived

Hello and thank you for your feedback and suggestions regarding route building. We're thrilled to hear that your experience creating and exporting routes so far has been pleasant and we acknowledge that there is room for improvement within the functionality.

There are no limits on how many ideas you can submit. However, we recommend creating separate posts for each idea to ensure that other members have a clear idea of what it is they are voting for. If you haven’t yet, please review our Ideas guidelines, particularly the “What makes a good idea” section, to ensure that your ideas are clear, concise, and can reach as many others as possible.

You'll be pleased to know that the idea to Create folders for organizing routes was already requested in the Ideas board, and is something we are currently looking into, as well as the option to implement annotations via waypoints that can be seen and included in the route during route creation, as well as when following a route.

We will be archiving this suggestion to keep the forums organized, ensure that suggestions are easy to find, and prevent votes from being divided across duplicate posts, but we do encourage you to submit a new idea regarding the cue sheet suggestions you mentioned if you'd like. Thank you once again for your valuable comments!