Google Unveils Newest Map For Bicyclists
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
Google today unveils its newest map service for bicyclers. To create its virtual bike lanes, Google partnered with an organization dedicated to getting people out of their cars, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. The maps offer directions that help cyclists avoid freeways, crowded intersections and hills. The estimated travel time is based on the average pedal powers, so serious cyclists ought to get there a lot faster.
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