Google Maps 'biking directions and bike trail data'

Google Maps now offers biking directions! and extensive bike trail data for the US. Google explains that “Biking directions can help you find a convenient and efficient route that makes use of dedicated bike trails or lanes and avoids hills whenever possible. To find biking directions, select "Bicycling" from the drop-down menu when you do […]

Google Maps now offers biking directions! and extensive bike trail data for the US. Google explains that “Biking directions can help you find a convenient and efficient route that makes use of dedicated bike trails or lanes and avoids hills whenever possible. To find biking directions, select "Bicycling" from the drop-down menu when you do a directions search.” Also, added information about bike trails, lanes and recommended roads directly onto the map. This can help you get a better sense of your route, or let you find trails nearby for a recreational ride. When you're zoomed into a city, click on "More" button at top of the map to turn on "Bicycling” layer. You'll see three types of lines appear on the map: Dark green indicates a dedicated bike-only trail; Light green indicates a dedicated bike lane along a road; Dashed green indicates roads that are designated as preferred for bicycling, but without dedicated lanes.

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