Apple Maps adds bike directions for users in Chicago and other US cities
Tech giant Apple has extended its Maps app’s bike routes to users in select US cities, including Chicago, Detroit and Columbus.
Introduced with iOS 14, Bike Routes provide users with a wealth of information for their next bike ride. Navigation assets include designated bike paths, paths, inclines, stairs, and obstacles, reports AppleInsider.
The new biking directions cover “all of Ohio and West Virginia and parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Virginia,” the report said.
This is a continuation of the deployment of bike paths in Apple Maps. On April 1, 2022, Apple added them to the Northeast United States.
Apple Maps enthusiast Justin O’Beirne noted in a blog post that the expansion of cycling in Maps is closely following its mapping developments. He suggests that locations in the state of Texas and the Gulf Coast will likely be next to receive more detailed information for cyclists.
Apple Maps has continued to see active expansion and increased support since its launch in 2012. In late March 2022, Apple expanded its coverage of metropolitan Canada with advanced navigation and 3D landmarks.
With this latest update, Apple Maps now provides biking directions for nearly 26% of the US territory, with nearly 52% of the country’s population covered, 9To5Mac reported.
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