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  • 11 March, 2010

Bike directions added to Google Maps.

Ever wanted to go biking but didn’t know your way? Google has fixed that with its latest update to Google Maps.

The new bicycling layer for Google Maps, accessible via the “More…” drop down menu at the top of the map, will display an overlay of the various bike-friendly roads and trails around town. The layer is color-coded to show three different types of paths:

  • Dark green indicates a dedicated bike-only trail;
  • Light green indicates a dedicated bike lane along a road;
  • Dotted green indicates roads without bike lanes but are more appropriate for biking, based on factors such as terrain, traffic, and intersections.

A new partner ship with “Rails to Trails” will bring more trails.

Google has partnered with the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit that creates networks of trails from former rail lines, to provide information on bike trails in more than 150 cities.

Click HERE to check out biking maps.

Have you tried out this feature? Tell us your opinion in the comments.

Source:Google Press Center