Popular Science News | Google Map Cycle Lanes

Popular Science News – over 13,000 miles of British cycle lanes will appear on Google’s online mapping system at 5pm today. These will be particularly useful for 2012 Olympic Games ticket holders who have been advised to seek alternative means of reaching the event other than car and public transport. The UK is two years behind US and Canada who have had this facility since 2010.

To access the bike lanes you need to choose the “bicycling” option which will appear in the “bird’s eye view” menu alongside traffic, photos, weather, terrain.  You will then be shown bike trails with no motor vehicles, streets with bike lanes and streets recommended for cyclists. Google worked with Sustrans, the cycling charity, to plot most of Britain’s existing cycle lanes.

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