11 Jul '12, 5pm

Having cycle routes on Google Maps is a giant leap forward & crucial opportunity to develop safer routes.

New Google mapping feature launches cycling safety into the spotlight Posted on Wednesday 11 July, 2012 Sustrans NCN Director Huw Davies looks at what having cycle routes and directions available on Google Maps could mean for cycling in the UK You can imagine my surprise when an email from the Google administration landed in my inbox. What was a multinational company like Google doing emailing me? My surprise was shortly followed by excitement. Google would be mapping cycling routes in the UK for the first time; what a huge step forward for cycling. In the months that followed, Sustrans' role in this groundbreaking development for cyclists and would-be cyclists became clear. We were tasked with collaborating with Google to provide them with information about the National Cycle Network that would assist them with the mapping process. Since then my excitement about this deve...

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