1. It seems to work pretty well. As soon as I got to work this morning, I typed in my home and work addresses. The “bike there” directions were very similar to the route that I normally ride to work, which is definitely not the most direct way. I was actually a bit surprised when I saw the map, because I have tried many different routes to work before settling on the one I think is best. Google seems to have it right…for me at least.

  2. To get from my house (RWC) to Menlo Park, a ride I did yesterday, it recommended going down Middlefield. Not my first (or 2nd!) choice.

    I don't see a way to leave feedback. It'd be great be able to upload all our favorite off-street shortcuts.

  3. Nicholas, in the orange “this is a beta” window, there's a link that allows you to submit feedback on the resulting directions. Across all Maps, though, there's a link in the lower right corner called “report a problem.”

  4. I'm pleased to note that even out here in the sticks of Arkansas, Google seems to've done its homework. I checked several routes and they seem to follow the city's modest but better-than-nothing bike plan.

    Clearly my experience is different than Nicholas': I'm sure Redwood City/Menlo Park have far better bike plans than Fort Smith. When I get a minute, I'll check the cycling directions out to Toad Suck.

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