March 30, 2010

Biking & Google Maps

Google have started to add bicycle routes in cities across the US to their maps application. This is a fantastic innovation in my opinion and can be used to further promote cycling, whether it be touring or simply urban biking. With safety a major issue when it comes to biking, decent maps showing the classifications of bicycle routes can be used as a tool to highlight accident black spots and pressurize local councils to upgrade many of the substandard infrastructure for biking.