Google Launches New Way to Find Bicycling Trails

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April 03, 2010 | 34,547 views

There's nothing worse if you're a bicyclist and you suddenly find yourself a mile into a two-mile stretch of shoulder-less, busy, highway-speed traffic with no alternative route. So Google has added bicycling directions, lanes and routes to Google Maps.

The new feature also includes a "Bicycling Layer," which shows bike paths and bike-friendly streets with or without lanes:

According to Google, it has also taken steps to avoid uphill and long downhill routes, busy roads and even busy intersections.

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