Google Maps Adds Bike Directions & Route Layers

Mar 10, 2010 - 8:35 am 1 by
Filed Under Misc Google

A long time requested feature, bike directions, have been added to Google Maps. Both the Google Blog and Google Lat Long Blog have details about the addition.

First, here is a video demo:

  • Dark green indicates a trail;
  • Light green indicates a dedicated bike lane along a road;
  • Dotted green indicates roads without bike lanes but are more appropriate for biking, based on factors such as terrain, traffic, and intersections.

To try it out, go to and to submit more biking routes or report issues, go here.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.


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