There are many better ways to plan a route than Google maps, especially for a cyclist. But I love it because it’s so FAST and so EASY to use.
However, I found a few new things today that make it better for route planning.
- It now has an “Avoid Highways” option, for those of you that don’t want to cycle on motorways!
- It now lets you go “via” somewhere…though this isn’t entirely clear. You can set a destination and then click “Add destination” button to go somewhere else. Though you can drag and drop your destinations around to re-order them. You can also use the syntax “to:destination” to add more destinations. e.g. “from:Swindon to:Marlborough to:Bath”