The Chicago Tribune, 10 March 2010
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10 mars 2010
The world's most popular Internet search engine is getting more bicycle-friendly.
On Wednesday, Google
will unveil a service offering bicycling directions on its Google Maps feature.
Hard-core and recreational cyclists will be able to use the Web-based technology to plan trips or explore biking trails and routes in Chicago and 149 other U.S. cities, Google officials said.
Several online bike-trip sites already exist. But bicycling advocates hope Google's entrance in the market benefits not only individual riders but Chicago's transit system as a whole. One goal is to make it easier for non- or infrequent cyclists to access the service, thereby promoting more bicycling.