Mar 3, 2011

Bicycle, Pedestrian & Transit: Now on MQ Open Sites!

new route options - pedestrian, bike or transit (in available markets)

Due to popular demand – and our desire for options – we’ve just released worldwide pedestrian and bicycle routing on all of our open.mapquest.* sites along with domestic transit routing on our Open.MapQuest.com site!

The bicycle and pedestrian routing is wholly based on OpenStreetMap data – if it’s in the data, we’ll route you on cycle paths and foot paths. Walkers, we have options for you – miles v. kilometers. Specifically for cyclists: we have road grade strategy options to avoid hills, favor hills, etc.  Try out these routes for fun:  Washington Park to Bear Creek Park in the suburbs of Denver, Colo., or this bike route from Bath City to Bristol City, UK.

Our domestic open transit routing option covers six major metropolitan areas: New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco, reaching roughly 90 percent of the nation’s rail ridership*.

Enjoy the ride!

* American Public Transportation Association