Ariel Schwartz

Google Maps Adds Biking Directions for 150 US Cities

by , 03/10/10

google maps, bicycling, biking, google, green design, eco design

Attention cyclists across the US: the wait for decent biking directions is over! Google Maps users can finally get biking directions along with walking, driving, and public transportation directions. Best of all, the new feature takes into account hills, bike lanes, and even busy intersections when calculating routes.

According to Google, the biking feature uses three lines to indicate different types of bike routes: “Dark green indicates a dedicated bike-only trail; Light green indicates a dedicated bike lane along a road; Dashed green indicates roads that are designated as preferred for bicycling, but without dedicated lane.” With over 12,000 miles of trails included in bike directions and info on bike lanes and recommended streets for 150 cities in the U.S., it couldn’t be easier to hop on your bike and take a quick trip across town. What are you waiting for?

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