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Google now has bicycle map option

Original post made by Occasional Cyclist, Palo Verde, on Mar 10, 2010

As from today, google maps now have a bicycle route option. Having checked this for our school routes, I find that the routes are for the main entrances only and although they know about some bicycle paths (eg by the Caltrain beside Paly) and Bryant bike Blvd, they do not use Mitchell Park or any other parks as safe bike routes. However, there are options for users to let them know of better routes. I suggest that we check the maps for the routes we use and use these options to inform google of the better routes for those who need to use the maps to find the best options.

Kudos to Google for doing this and we want to help them make it better by getting good information from those who ride the routes.

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Posted by Lance
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Very nice of them to provide this for free. However, be careful with the results you get. Some of the "roads" are muddy hiking trails. Others may not be legal. And Google does route bicyclists onto Alma Street (between Menlo Park and Homer St).

Google does have a suggestion box for reporting any issues you may have with their routes.

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