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Gordon Smith
(swearingen) - MLife

Locale: Portland, Oregon
Google adds bicycle maps/directions on 03/10/2010 22:48:24 MST Print View

There's got to be a few cyclists here, so I thought I'd post this for those who hadn't yet heard about the bike map overlay Google has just added to Google Maps. The cycling maps cover 150 US cities, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Portland and Washington, DC. I live in Portland and from what I've seen so far I'd say they've done a pretty good job with this. More info here.

Happy cycling!

Gordon

Edited by swearingen on 03/10/2010 23:18:52 MST.

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: Google adds bicycle maps/directions on 03/10/2010 23:35:29 MST Print View

thumbs up!

Jim Colten
(jcolten)

Locale: MN
Re: Google adds bicycle maps/directions on 03/11/2010 02:23:20 MST Print View

That's terrific! (or will be).

I tried it for a couple of difficult to route rides I took last season ... it suggested some (how can I say it) interesting options (like half a mile on a death wish road). On the other hand, it came very close to what I considered the perfect route for my former bike commute.

It'll be fun to watch it evolve and the feedback option will probably help them improve things quickly.

Arapiles .
(Arapiles) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Re: Re: Google adds bicycle maps/directions on 03/12/2010 03:48:33 MST Print View

Perhaps this thread could be moved to the new Bicycle Touring forum?