Tag Archives: Maps

A bike boulevard, Google bike directions, and an unnecessary detour

America’s first bicycle boulevard along Bryant Avenue in Palo Alto features a number of intersections that restrict motor vehicles but allow bicycles and pedestrians to pass through unhindered. Major intersections, such as the one with Embarcadero, look like this, where cars and trucks must turn right, but bikes can continue through. Here’s the Google Streetview read more »

New bike maps for New York City, Arlington VA

Arlington County, Virginia and New York City have published new, 2012 editions of their bicycle maps.

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.

Silicon Valley workplace bike facilities

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition now has a crowd sourced workplace bike parking map online. The map shows bike parking and other commuter facilities available at submitted job locations in the South Bay and Peninsula.

Google Maps “Bike There” Is Now Live!

UPDATE: Google Maps Bicycling Directions now live for the United States and Canada. I list the tips and tricks and secrets in this post.