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.
BikePortland.org 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 BikePortland.org.
Aaron is the founding principal of Trillium Solutions, Inc. He brings experience that includes 12 years of web-development with 8 years in public transportation, with knowledge of fixed-route transportation, paratransit, rural transportation, and active transportation modes. Aaron is a recognized expert in developing data standards, web-application design, digital communications, and online marketing strategy. He originally developed Trillium’s GTFS Manager, and has played a key role in the development of the GTFS data specification since 2007.