Google maps for the human-powered

2008-08-20, , , , Comments


I noticed that, at last, Google Maps has started to offer directions for pedestrians as well as motorists. One important difference for urban journeys is that you can walk in either direction along a one-way street.

The site warns about its beta status.

Walking directions in beta

Another important difference is that pedestrians can cross roads and use footpaths which cars cannot; similar considerations apply to cyclists. However hard I tried I couldn’t get google maps to detect the vital passage for cyclists and walkers into Freemantle Square at the top of Nine Trees Hill, high spot of my commute to work. Look how tangled it gets!

Tangled directions