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    Smile Edugeek Cyclists: Google Maps UK Adds Safe Cycling Navigation



    Bicycling directions are in beta.

    Use caution and please report unmapped bike routes, streets that aren't suited for cycling, and other problems...

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    Ooh! Thats interesting/useful - I didnt realise they had a cycling option.

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    Just tested it and it's pretty cool. In fact, it suggests quite sensible routes!

    They've got a few off-road routes near me, and they don't appear to have lifted them from OpenStreetMaps (I know because I added some myself!)

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    Lol, just gave it a try. Asked for directions between home and work (which I do 2-3 times a week) and had to report the suggested route as inappropriate. It wanted me to cycle down a busy A- road with rush hour traffic, lorries and card topping 60mph - no thanks.

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    Definitely beta, it says for me to cycle down the A419. For those who don't know, the A419 is a dual carriage way which can link the M4 to the M5 at Gloucester. It's busy and definitely not safe for cyclists!

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    I found this today as well, and let them know about canal towpaths (my route to work) mostly being cycle ways as well.

    Could be good, if the DB backing it up it right.

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    Maybe the cyclist who I saw cycling down the M23 on Saturday used this :-$

    Funny it seems I cycle to work 10mins quicker than suggests :-), and yes that is even including stopping for red lights :-$
    Last edited by Davit2005; 13th July 2012 at 03:10 PM.

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    Check this one out. It's based on OSM, so if you know of a better route, add to it! I have, and I feel warm and fuzzy seeing my paths and objects on the map.

    OpenRouteService.org:Home

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    This could also be of interest to cyclists here:

    Link 1: OpenCycleMap.org - the OpenStreetMap Cycle Map

    The OpenCycleMap global cycling map is based on data from the OpenStreetMap project. At low zoom levels it is intended for overviews of national cycling networks; at higher zoom levels it should help with planning which streets to cycle on, where you can park your bike and so on.

    The map is updated every few days with the latest data from OpenStreetMap...


    Link 2: Key and More Info - OpenCycleMap



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