Monday, January 28, 2013
Should I Walk, Bike or Take the Car?
The directions service in Google Maps allows you to get driving, walking, cycling and public transit directions for any journey. However it doesn't allow you to compare all four modes of transport side-by-side.
Side-bySide Router does show all four routes on one Google Map, so that you can tell at a glance which is your best option. Above the map you can view the distance and the time taken for each mode of transport. It is therefore a a pretty handy guide to whether a journey is easy to walk or would be better by bike or that it looks like it might be worth taking the car or public transit.