Google has added ‘bicycling’ as a method of transport for the Google Maps ‘directions’ feature. It joins the existing, walking, by car and by public transport options as a fourth alternative method of transport.

The only difference I can see that a ‘cycle route’ offers to walking is the estimated time, I am unsure how well mapped out, even if there are any routes designed JUST for a bike.

The feature is still only available for the US map but expect it to be rolled out worldwide in the nest few weeks and months.

Directions from the empire state building to ground zero