Google Maps Bike There…for a safer, healthier, happier world. :-)



March 03, 2008 By: Peter Smith Category: Uncategorized

Good work, y’all - we hit 10,000 signatures today. (Get the latest count here.) Thank you, everyone, for signing the petition, for telling your friends, blogging, etc.

I think it’s pretty clear that there is a great hunger for this functionality.

As for next steps, I think we should definitely continue to let people know about our petition and our enthusiasm for bikes and bicycle routes mapping. If 10,000 signatures is a strong show of support, then something more than 10,000 can only be a good thing.

In the very near term, I’m looking for some ‘industry numbers’ reflecting the size of the bicycle industry in America, and worldwide. I’d be interested to know of trends, and possibly breakdowns of ‘commuting’ vs. ‘racing’ vs. ‘leisure’ cycling.

I’m not sure what all Google does with its search data, but I suspect they’ve steadily seen ‘bicycle’-related searches continue to grow - that’s a good thing, for us. :)

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