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Bicycle-based real estate company uses Google Bike Directions

December 07, 2011 By: Peter Smith Category: Advocacy

The Google LatLong blog just profiled a real estate business in Boulder, Colorado, Pedal to Properties, that uses Google Maps Bike Directions to figure out how to get to and from various properties that they are showing to prospective home buyers:

Why is it important to tour your new potential neighborhood by bike?

Q. Why is the Pedal to Properties option better than the standard way of viewing homes?
A. As a home buyer, you want to know that the neighborhood you may potentially live in is safe, practical for your needs, and fits your lifestyle. Touring neighborhoods on bicycles gives you an up-close and personal look at each street you travel. You will truly experience a neighborhood by riding up and down its streets, rather than zooming by in a car, giving you a feel for what it might be like if you lived there someday.

Bike-based realtors have been around for years now — it’s nice to see they’re taking advantage of the good work Google has done to integrate biking directions into Google Maps.

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