I just signed a petition urging the folks at Google to include “Bike There” directions in their Maps:
The feature would take into account actual bicycle lanes from the locality being mapped, and it would automatically plan a route for a bicyclist, possibly even providing the cyclist options for either the most direct route, or the most bicycle-friendly (safest) route.
I have often wished for this very thing when using Google Maps; including cycling directions is also a great way to promote bikes as a mode of transport.
Folding Bike at the bistro; photo by Keka
My signature was number 6872, and they’re coming in from all over the globe. Add yours to the list!