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Apple Maps now has bicycling directions, and they are OK compared to Google’s dusty service

Eight years after Google Maps introduced biking directions in its iPhone app, Apple Maps has finally introduced the feature. And much like the Google version, it is…OK. When Google first introduced biking directions, it wasn’t perfect. The route decisions were … Continue reading

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Google Maps now suggests Lime bikes in its transit directions

Lime’s bikes and scooters now show up as a transit option in Google Maps in a select number of cities. The app takes into account both the time to walk to the nearest bike and the bike ride to give … Continue reading

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Finally, a trip-planning app that mixes bike share and transit

I am here. I want to get there as quickly and easily as possible. I have a Pronto bike share key and an ORCA Card. What’s my best route? Popular trip-planning apps like Google Maps or the Transit App assume … Continue reading

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Google Maps now gives elevation information for bike routes

Google Maps does not always give the greatest bike route suggestions, but it is a powerful tool for planning a ride to an unfamiliar place. The Street View and satellite image features are incredible ways to answer the questions: How … Continue reading

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Hey everybody! Google Maps for iOS finally includes bike directions!

Better late than never. The newest update of Google Maps for iOS includes bike directions. Finally. (Thanks for the tip, Terry!)

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2011 Seattle bike map now available

The new bike maps are here! The new bike maps are here! Here’s a good test of your bike lane nerdom. If you get super excited upon hearing that the city has released it’s annual bike map, which is almost … Continue reading

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