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Google Maps Adds Bike Routes For 150 Cities

This morning, Google was expected to announce at the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., that is is adding bike routes to its popular Google Maps service.

The service will display in about 150 cities bike trails, roads with bike lanes and roads without bike lanes, but which are bike-friendly. Bicyclists will be able to submit their own corrections and routes, which will be reviewed and potentially added to the general database.

You can read my full story in today's edition of the Austin American-Statesman. Austin is one of a handful of cities that helped inspire the new service; a former Austinite started a petition site that garnered more than 50,000 responses urging the company to add bike routing to Google Maps.

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