Google Maps Allows You to Avoid Highways

May 25, 2007 - 9:21 am 2 by
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A Google Groups announces that there is a new feature when using Google Maps. You can now plan your route without driving on highways. The Google LatLong blog also announces the new feature.

Maps Guide Brian of Google writes:

Are you one of those people (like me) who hates getting stuck in rush hour traffic on the highway? I'm happy to let you all know that you can now choose to avoid highways when getting driving directions on Google Maps! Try it out by checking the "Avoid highways" box at the top of your step-by-step driving directions.

Nice. However, what about toll roads, as Google Groups user asks? That feature is not yet implemented. It will be passed on.

What does your commute look like without highways? Mine just got 20 miles longer. This isn't it, but you get the idea:

Google Maps: Avoid Highways

From Manhattan, it's about 5 miles longer with highways. Not bad. Try doing the same thing to the same destination from Bronx, NY.

Google Maps: Not Avoiding Highways

If you have any additional tips for the Google Maps team or just want to offer your feedback on this new functionality, feel free to join in the discussion at Google Groups.

 

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