Wednesday, March 10, 2010
do the Google
I use google maps a lot- to the extent of stopping on the side of the road while biking to check where I'm going. Which is why I'm very happy to hear that Google is starting to offer a bike-appropriate directions option. I tend to use it when I already know more or less where I'm headed to, but if you don't really know, the normal directions could lead you to some pretty unpleasant cycling situations. The idea is that this feature would send you on the less crowded roads, roads with bike lanes etc. No substitute for being able to pay attention and display adaptability, but at least you'll be starting (hopefully) from a basic set of directions.