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Google Maps now has Cycling Directions for Canada

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Back in March, Google launched cycling directions for the United States. Now in November, nine cities in Canada will experience Google directions leading to local bike paths and lanes. The rest of Canada will have basic cycling directions that will direct you to roads with less traffic.

The nine cities with the better version of Google cycling directions are Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Ottawa, Gatineau, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Waterloo.

If you notice an error, Google asks for you to use the reporting tool so they can fix it. You can also suggest cycling routes to be included….

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Google Adds Bicycling Maps

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The League of American Bicyclists confirmed Google Maps’ new add-on is a bicycling layer that shows bike paths and directions for cyclists to take. Google will announce this move on the National Bike Summit in Washington. Google also feels the added improvement is their response to the many requests they received to add bike directions.

Simple to use, the option for bicycling is included in the drop down menu when you enter which directions you would prefer. The maps would light up green for bike paths. Suggested routes are presented with corresponding time frames for you to choose from. The routes are highlighted in blue paths from point A (starting location) to point B (destination).

Some possible concerns that you might consider would be Google’s routing algorithm. It selects directions which avoids freeways and intersections. However, it also checks to include bike lanes, bike paths and bike-friendly streets to make the route…

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