National Bike Summit – Google Announces Bike Routing
Yesterday was the first day of the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC. For those who haven’t heard yet,
The League of American Bicyclists is proud to be the forum for Google to announce what all bike riders have been waiting for – Grab Your Bike and Go with Google Maps. Google is announcing at the Opening Plenary Session at the National Bike Summit that they are adding biking directions in the U.S. to Google Maps.
According to Google this has been the most requested addition to Google Maps. This new feature includes: step-by-step bicycling directions; bike trails outlined directly on the map; and a new “Bicycling” layer that indicates bike trails, bike lanes, and bike-friendly roads.
You can visit http://maps.google.com/biking to try out this new feature. As with all things Google, the biking directions for Google Maps is currently in Beta, but this doesn’t mean it’s not full featured!