Mapquest has introduced public transit and walking directions.
- Walking Directions are now available just about everywhere driving directions are on MapQuest.com (already had them for a while on MQ4Mobile and Mobile Web apps). Walking directions will guide you down the most efficient paths and through parks, often avoiding vehicle traffic.
To use the feature, just click Get Directions, select the "walking man" icon above the Start field, and enter your locations.
- Rail Transit Directions are now available in six major metro areas (NYC, Chicago, D.C., San Fran, Boston and Philly) all of which've large subway, elevated and/or commuter rail networks. Rail transit is integrated with walking directions, allowing travelers in these cities to route between towns, addresses, points of interest, or specific transit stations.
To use the transit feature, just click on the train icon (right next to the walking icon), enter your locations, and select the time and date of your trip. Your route map will show walking and transit segments in different colors, with icons indicating the mode of travel, station locations, and transfers.
Timing information will be included in your step-by-step directions in the left column.
[tags]transit directions,walking directions[/tags]