Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Google Maps launches directions for bicycling

At the National Bike Conference this morning Google announced that they had turned on an option for bicycle directions in its "Get Directions" feature on Google Maps. The new feature is in Beta testing form, and is limited to Google's online data set – so some neighborhood shortcuts and trails are not included. There is a link for reporting unmapped routes or streets that are unsuitable for cycling. I and several people I know have tested the feature, and it seems to work pretty well!