Thursday, July 24, 2008

Google Walking Directions Needs Some Work

Google has rolled out walking directions, can bicycling directions be far behind?

That being said there are a lot of nuances to walking as demonstrated with this walk from Philadelphia to Camden.


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With the use of the Tacony Palmyra Bridge it's obvious that Google has done some extensive research. I would suggest that Google provide some sort of some feedback formto improve the usability of this excellent service.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's pretty funny though

Anonymous said...

Is there a way for you to configure your RSS feed so that entire posts, including all the text and media such as this map, would show up in the feed reader? I would love this!

Sorry this is where I'm leaving feedback. I can't seem to find any contact information.

John said...

I would welcome any guidance on doing this.

Anonymous said...

I found this blogger help site about entire posts not showing up: http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=78656&topic=12455

Alternatively (and admittedly, I don't know much about this option), you could use feedburner. I know a number of sites whose RSS feeds contain media and videos use feedburner. http://www.google.com/support/feedburner/bin/topic.py?topic=13251

Hope that helps.

Chris said...

I'm not sure how involved Google is, but the transit authority here in Vancouver has a pilot project that maps bike routes on Google Maps. See http://www.cyclevancouver.ubc.ca/

Marc Hummel said...

the now obsolete "avoid highways" checkbox always worked well for me – a shame it's been replaced by this useless walking option.