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Google Bike Maps Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

While we haven’t quite gotten to the point of including mountain bike trails Google did just launch bicycle directions for Google Maps. This will make it easier for cyclists to plan routes in 150 U.S. cities including Boston, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Portland and Washington, DC. You can use Google Maps to find cycling-specific directions in urban areas, and by default Google Maps will plan your route to avoid steep hills whenever possible. The new maps feature can also be used as a map layer to get an overall sense of cycling accessibility in a particular city.