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Google to map Toronto’s Bikelanes

Big news for map lovers today!  Google Maps has announced that it will be mapping out the bikelanes of 8 Canadian Cities (including Toronto):

The online information giant announced Monday that it is introducing a Bike Directions feature to its popular Google Maps site, allowing users to highlight bike-friendly trails and roads across most major Canadian cities.

Google spokeswoman Wendy Rozeluk said the feature will be available countrywide, but more detailed route info will be available for nine major cities that shared their bike trail data with the company. The cities are Toronto, Ottawa, Gatineau, Que., Waterloo, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Kelowna, B.C. [The Star]

This is really fantastic news.  BikingToronto was the first one to map out Toronto’s Bikelanes almost 5 years ago… so we’re glad Google is finally catching up. :)  Just kidding… their information resources are tremendous… and this can only do great things for biking in Toronto.

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