MapQuest Adds Cycling and Pedestrian Directions
MapQuest posted on their blog today that
Due to popular demand – and our desire for options – we’ve just released worldwide pedestrian and bicycle routing on all of our open.mapquest.* sites along with domestic transit routing on our Open.MapQuest.com site!
The bicycle and pedestrian routing is wholly based on OpenStreetMap data – if it’s in the data, we’ll route you on cycle paths and foot paths.
I have yet to try this feature out, but will certainly do so the next time I need to get somewhere by bike. Google released similar functionality quite a while ago. While it’s better than nothing, I still think the functionality has a ways to go before it’s really able to provide a route as well as someone with local knowledge.
If you have a chance to try out the MapQuest feature, please drop us a comment with your experience.