Biking directions on Google Maps are nothing new for users in the U.S. and Canada, but starting today, Google will also allow Android users to get voice-guided turn-by-turn directions during their bike trips. Riders, Google says, can now “mount their device on their handlebars, see upcoming turns and use speaker mode to hear voice-guided directions.” The turn-by-turn directions can even help you avoid steep hills, Google notes.
Today’s update also brings biking directions in Google Maps for Android to the same 10 additional countries that got this feature on the desktop last month (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK).
In total, Google Maps now covers about 330,000 miles of “green biking lines” in Google Maps. These include dedicated bike trails (shown as dark green lines), streets with bike lanes (light green lines) and other streets recommended for cycling (dashed green lines).
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