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Brisbane bikeways mapped on Google

27 July, 2012

Brisbane bikeways mapped on Google

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is delivering another active transport initiative, with Brisbane bikeways now available as part of Google Maps.

Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the new online tool provided cyclists with maps of council bikeways and corresponding directions.

“Council has been working closely with Google since last year to create the maps and ensure they provide safe navigation of our city by bike,” Cr Schrinner said.

“With the Lord Mayor committing $120 million for Brisbane’s bikeways over the next four years, cyclists are set to benefit from more bike routes across the city.

“The Lord Mayor is committed to reducing traffic congestion and promoting active travel in the city, which is why we will continue to developing the cycling culture in Brisbane.”

Cr Schrinner said the service would provide cyclists with step-by-step directions on how to get from A to B, show them the most efficient biking routes, help to identify steep hills and show which roads had dedicated bike lanes.

Bikeway mapping can be accessed by clicking on the Traffic drop down tab on the right hand side of the screen and selecting the Bicycling option.

To get cycling directions, users can enter their start and finish points into Google, click on the search tab and then select the bicycle icon.

Google bikeway maps are being rolled out nationwide, with users advised there may be a time lag of several months when new bikeways are built.

A new service called ‘MapMaker’ is also scheduled to be launched by Google later this year, which will provide opportunities for users to add new routes and ‘points’, such as bike racks.

Access is not limited to desktop users; anyone with an internet-enabled device can use the service.

Council currently provides about 1,000 kilometres of bikeways and shared pathways along roads, scenic waterways and through parklands.



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