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Archive for May, 2009 - Universal (?) Trip Planner for Greater Chicago

May 20, 2009 By: Peter Smith Category: Advocacy

Built by a $1 million federal grant to Greater Chicago’s regional transit agency, the RTA, this planner will eventually/allegedly include car, bike, walk, and mass transit directions. Right now — no bike directions.   :(

Read more about it, here.

Or, just go check it out for yourself at

Google Japan's Street View Trike

May 20, 2009 By: Peter Smith Category: Advocacy

Google Maps Mania tells us about Google Japan’s Street View Trike (adult tricycle). It’s in Japanese, but we love the idea!

Hopefully we’ll be getting some awesome ‘street views’ of walk and bike paths. After that, we’ll need the bike directions to go with them. :)

Google UK is doing some of the same, but their press release seems to suggest the project is not so much about shooting non-street paths, but popular tourist destinations. We’ll see.