How To Find The Fastest Route On A Bicycle

By Frederique Bros
on 23 July 2014

Anyone knows women don’t have a big sense of direction, and I am no exception. I have lived and driven in Sydney for over 13 years and still use here and there my favourite app when I am in the car, Google Maps. I even use this app, when I am walking in the street by just clicking on the little icon ‘pedestrian’ to double-check if I am going in the right direction. No comments.

How To Find The Fastest Route on A Bicycle

Well, I have good news, Google Maps is offering the same option for cyclists and coming soon it will show the flattest route!

Cyclists can use Google Maps to plan the best route. 

Google is rolling out an update to the Android version of Google Maps that will incorporate elevation information into cycling directions and improve voice commands during navigation.

New Features

  • The new feature will enable cyclists to see a quick overview of the elevation changes for suggested routes and allow users to compare the elevations between multiple routes. That means cyclists will be able to choose the flattest (or, if they prefer, steepest) route.
  • The latest version of the app will also improve the app’s navigation features with the addition of voice commands. Users will be able to speak commands and ask questions — such as “What time will I get there?” or “What’s my next turn?” — while in navigation mode.
  • The update, first spotted by Android Police isn’t live in Google Play yet. But Android users can get an early look at the app by downloading the APK, which Google has already signed off on, according to Android Police.

Google Maps – Free – iPhone

The Google Maps app for iPhone and iPad makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best spots in town and the information you need to get there.

  • Comprehensive, accurate maps in 220 countries and territories
  • Voice-guided GPS navigation for driving, biking, and walking
  • Transit directions and maps for over 15,000 cities and towns
  • Live traffic conditions, incident reports, and automatic rerouting to find the best route
  • Detailed information on more than 100 million places
  • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, museums, and more

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