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Google Maps mobile

This video shows how to use Google Maps mobile edition. Google likes bicycles. Via.

Google bike directions coming soon to UK?

I’ve noticed that the Google Maps team has been quietly building up their database of cycle tracks, cycle lanes and bike routes throughout the United Kingdom. Google is now augmenting that with a complete map of British Waterways’ bridges, locks and 2,000 miles of towpaths.

Google Maps adds live transit updates

Google Maps adds live transit updates and service alerts for select cities.

Global heatmap overlay on your bike route

I don’t often mention my online bike route tool because it’s mostly a recreational programming thing for me, but it has features that some people might find interesting. Like most such tools, you enter a start and destination, hit “Bike There,” and the tool will (hopefully) give you a somewhat reasonable route. This screen capture read more »

Condolences for fallen San Jose traffic enforcement officer

San Jose Police Officer Michael J. Katherman, 34, lost his life in the line of duty while patrolling Tuesday afternoon on North 10th Street.

Bikes May Use Full Runway (Not)

As a teen I shared the road with military aircraft. This story of a guy who was knocked from his bike by an American Airlines flight at LAX reminds me of my own personal encounter with jet blast on a military base.