Trip planning for travel by bicycle

Trip plan at

One of the questions I am commonly asked in my work as a consultant to transit agencies is “Does Google do biking directions?” (answer: no), and later “When will they?”

Of course, Google Maps isn’t the only platform for travel planning out there.  There are several other mapping and direction sites, and an emerging collection of open source and proprietary online trip planners. has a great in-depth article about “chasing the dream of online bike route planning.”

Even though I’ve never done anything with bicycle trip planning, I’m interviewed in the article. Other, smarter people who have created bicycle trip planners and advocacy efforts are interviewed too.

Very nice job, Elly Blue and