Google Maps Finally Includes Bike Routes

Finding the best bike route around just got easier! Google maps have recently included a bike option when you search for directions.

The maps include dedicated cycle paths (dark green), dedicated on road cycle lanes (light green) and 'preferred' un-segregated roads used by cyclists (dashed green).

Not only does the map take bike paths into account, it also helps you avoid hills (though I hope it's just the up hill part).

I also like that  the site gives you a pretty accurate estimation of the duration of your ride.

It's about time bike routes were this easily mapped - anything that makes cycling just a bit easier for people has gotta be a good thing!

More info available here


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