Biking Home by Google: Indirect Route?

Google maps for bikers
Google maps for bikers

Google Maps was already a great, free tool for city-dwellers, with its embedded public transportation, walking and driving directions. Now, the company's gone and made the app even better by including bike route navigation for the first time.

According to Wired, the feature factors in bike lanes, terrain and incline to find the fastest, safest route, and will eventually be available in 150 cities nationwide. Google Maps' product manager told Wired this has been an option heavily requested by Google users for years.