Find the Safest Route with Google Bike Maps
My friend Sharon is borrowing Jason’s bike this week, and in order to figure out the best route to take to work, I recommended Google maps. Their bike directions find you the nearest bike paths or bike lanes and give you the best ways around tough intersections. And they’re still in beta, so if you find a problem with the maps for your area, you can suggest improvements. (Isn’t crowd-sourcing wonderful?)
When I first started riding to work, Google maps suggested a hidden route across the train tracks that I’d never seen before, which cuts at least a few blocks off my trip—and is a much calmer ride. I hope Sharon has as good an experience with it.