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 http://maps.google.com/biking and to submit more biking routes or report issues, go here.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

 

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