Google Maps now include Biking Directions

Google Biking Directions

Internet giant Google has launched a new 'biking directions' feature to its online mapping service, making it easy to find safe cycling routes.

As part of the launch, there will be a new 'bicycling' layer to Google's maps. Selecting the bicycling layer option allows you to see all cycle routes - bike lanes, bike routes and trails - overlaid on the map.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.