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Google Improves Biking Directions

In March 2010 Google introduced biking directions that shares biking directions with cyclists across the U.S and Canada. Since no bike path is the same, now users can differentiate the different types of bike routes that are available. Now a new legend feature can help you understand what the different colors on the bike maps symbolize.

  • Dark green is for dedicated trails and paths
  • Light green is for roads with dedicated lanes
  • Dotted green is for roads that are friendly for cyclists

To see the site, click here.

Source: Google LatLong

Sachiye Day, VERTICES research assistant. sachiye@vertices.com

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