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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Google Maps Now Offers Bike Paths

Isn't it amazing how quickly new technology can become part of our daily lives? I don't know about you, but it's hard for me to imagine life before Google Maps. Here in the Washington, D.C. area, even long-time residents use the site to plan their comings and goings.

Google Maps isn't just for vehicular traffic, though. It started providing walking directions a few years ago, and now it can suggest bike routes. This video explains how:

While biometric screenings, HRAs, and health coaching are important components of a corporate wellness program, you should never miss an opportunity to encourage your employees to be more active. Why not let them know about the new bicycling feature of Google Maps? (Only 150 U.S. cities are included right now, but I'm sure that number will grow over time.)

And if you're in the District of Columbia, the Department of Transportation has good news for cyclists. Proposals are in the works for bike lanes along Pennsylvania Avenue NW and other streets downtown.

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