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



February 26, 2008 By: Peter Smith Category: Uncategorized

I’d like to get the petition translated and put on the website. The first language I’d like to see is Spanish, but we should probably translate it into the most common languages. And it’d be nice to have a small introduction section in each language, as well - maybe just the blurb from the ‘About’ section in the upper right: was created to ask Google to help us make the world safer for bicyclists by adding bicycle routes to Google Maps. Please sign the petition if you have not done so yet, and subscribe to this blog so you can keep abreast of progress and how you can help. The ‘Bike There’ is because that is the option we want to see added to Google Maps, along with ‘Drive There’ and ‘Take Public Transit’.

Once we get the translations, we’ll probably just add pages along the top that link to each. The effort is not so much because it is strictly necessary - as I think the most common world language may now be English - but having the translations will show respect for all the people of the world contributing to this effort.

p.s. Commenter, Guy Spencer, found a typo in the petition. I sent an email to try to get it repaired, but not sure it will happen. It’s not a major problem, but nonetheless, my apologies.

…I forgot to mention the obvious - if you know a foreign language and you’d like to do a translation, please contact me and I’ll help coordinate - just to make sure nobody does the same work twice. Thank you! :)

1 Comments to “Translations”

  1. Joao Lopes says:

    Hi there,

    I would like to help your campaign
    I’ve mentioned it in the critical mass mailinglist for all Portugal, and I would like to volunteer for translating (en->pt) some stuff.
    You mentioned that you’ll do the coordination, so I’ll wait for your instructions (so that I don’t repeat some work done by others)


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