If, like me, you spend much of your travelling alone to unfamiliar cities, ultimately finding yourself stood in a city street unsure of where to turn, then Google has released something which may be of interest.
Already embedded on many mobile phones, Google Maps has added a ‘walking’ feature to the direction finder within their application making traversing city streets rather more straightforward for those who travel by foot.
As explained nicely in the blog release , this will begin to fix the problem of pedestrians being forced on longer routes because they are respecting the restrictions imposed on drivers (one-way streets etc..).
Whilst still very much in beta (as this example  demonstrates - failing to acknowledge the walk through a park) it’s a nice addition to an already efficient app, although it’s only really going to have real value to the mainstream user when public transport data is effectively implemented too.
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