Google Maps Embraces Bike Routes
March 10, 2010
This should be great news for bike enthusiasts. For those always on the lookout for bike routes, Google Maps has added a bike directions tool that puts them at your fingertips. Just like information about transit routes, bus schedules, and car driving directions, the Google Maps bike feature allows people to make more choices about their transportation mode. Now folks can look ahead and plan a bike ride around town knowing that the path will serve them well.
The bike map feature is currently available for 150 U.S. cities. An article from PCWorld offers more background and information on how to use the map system.
Google has also posted information on the bike feature and how they built the routes.