Google Maps helped by 10,000 bicyclist beta testers for biking directions

Google's Dave Barth, confirmed the sentiment: Bike Tech is hot stuff. "Over 10,000 people submitted approximately 25,000 suggestions to Google for improvements to the bike maps feature in Maps, and bike trails and dedicated lanes in 80 more cities have been added to the 150-city bike trail database from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy."We always knew the […]

Google's Dave Barth, confirmed the sentiment: Bike Tech is hot stuff. "Over 10,000 people submitted approximately 25,000 suggestions to Google for improvements to the bike maps feature in Maps, and bike trails and dedicated lanes in 80 more cities have been added to the 150-city bike trail database from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

"We always knew the cycling community would be a passionate bunch, but the response to both our biking directions feature and our call to join in the effort to improve our bike maps has surpassed our happiest expectations," Barth wrote. "It's like having 10,000 new members of our bike maps team, contributing their time and energy to make Google Maps more useful for everyone."

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