- July 31st, 2012
- Comments: noneTags: climate and energy, resources
Finding a safe route to ride your bike is set to be easier than ever as cycling routes are made available on UK Google Maps for the first time following collaboration between charity Sustrans and Google.
In a ground-breaking move, National Cycle Network routes across the UK can now be navigated online using a new bicycle symbol on Google Maps, alongside the options of driving, public transport and walking.
Cyclists can now plan their trips, make use of bike lanes, calculate cycle-friendly routes that avoid big hills and customise the map for cycling on smart phones and computers.
The development follows news of the biggest ever increase in use of National Cycle Network – the nationwide system of off-road cycle paths and quiet streets for safe cycling – in 2011.
Sustrans is marking the occasion with the release of new video, ‘Lucy’s Cycling Treasure Hunt’, heralding the online mapping as a new beginning. View the video HERE.
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