Google Maps shows the way forward with details of nation’s cycling lanes
More than 13,000 miles of British cycle lanes will appear on Google’s online mapping system for the first time from 5pm today, in an effort to encourage more people to travel by bike. The Google Maps software will come in especially handy in London next month, with drivers and rail users being advised to seek alternative modes of transport during the Olympics. The largest online mapping system in the world has previously listed only journeys by road, public transport or foot in Britain. In the US and Canada, cycle routes have been available since 2010.