Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Google Maps BIKE THERE

If your ride a bike and you are familiar with Google Maps, you have probably wished, at one point or another, that Google offered a "Bike There" feature. Well, the wait is over. Google now supports "Bicycling" directions. It may not be perfect, but it's a start. "Give it a try" and tell us what you think.

While your playing with Google Maps, take a minute to swing by PeopleForBikes.org and sign the petition.

Peopleforbikes.org is dedicated to bringing together people who are passionate about bikes. Our goal is to gather a million names of support, and to speak with one, powerful voice—to make bicycling safer, more convenient, and more appealing to everyone.

1 comment:

Biker Bob said...

So I tried out the "Bicycling" directions on Google maps with my commuting route to work. I go a bit out of my way to use the Keystone trail for most of my commute North. Once I dragged Google's proposed bicycle directions to include the Keystone, it matched my route perfectly.

I've been commuting this way for almost 4 years and I've found a few shortcuts along the way. Google maps found those shortcuts on the first attempt INCLUDING the route I take through the Calvary Cemetery that I only just found this year.

Way to go Google Maps.