New Walk Score “Apartment Search” feature helps people find convenient places to live

Walk Score recently announced Apartment Search.  Apartment Search is a terrifically useful new feature that helps people find a convenient place to live according to where and how they commute. Here’s how it works (from the Walk Score blog): To get started, visit walkscore.com/apartments and enter your work (or school) address, select your preferred mode of transportation,…

Biking directions added to Google Maps

Google added biking directions to maps.google.com on Wednesday.  The route planner considers bicycle facilities, topography, intersection quality, and traffic to plan directions.  Detailed bicycle infrastructure information (bike lanes, boulevards, etc.) is available for about 150 cities in the U.S.  I am already finding the feature enjoyable and useful for navigating Portland’s streets on my bike.…