Google Maps "Walking Directions"

Google Maps is reported to be testing a new feature: “walking directions”. You can get driving directions and, for a small number of locations, Google Maps has transit directions, but these directions are not always useful if you don't use a car or a bus. Google suggests to “use caution when walking in unfamiliar areas”, since the […]

Google Maps is reported to be testing a new feature: “walking directions”. You can get driving directions and, for a small number of locations, Google Maps has transit directions, but these directions are not always useful if you don't use a car or a bus.

Google suggests to “use caution when walking in unfamiliar areas”, since the “walking directions are in beta”. Chris, who sent this tip, spotted the feature for New York, but it's likely that Google randomly selected a small number of users to try the new feature and send feedback.