Get Bike Directions On Google Maps


Chalk up another win for Google Maps.  It just keeps getting more useful.  With its most recent addition, you can now search bicycle directions.

The Washington Post reports…

The site prioritizes off-street trails (designated with thick, dark-green lines) over separate bike lanes (thinner, light-green lines) over designated bike routes (dashed, light-green lines) and also tries to avoid hills, busier streets and crowded intersections.”

“The target audience here seems to be less avid cyclists than bike owners who may not realize how many short trips are easily done on two wheels instead of four.”

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