Apple Maps Cycling Directions Expand to Portland and San Diego

Apple in iOS 14 added cycling directions to Apple Maps, providing specific directions for bike riders with bike lanes, bike paths, and bike-friendly routes that highlight steep inclines, stairs, and other obstacles.

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Cycling directions have been limited to a handful of locations since launch, but as of this week, Apple appears to have expanded availability to San Diego, California and Portland, Oregon.

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iPhone users in these areas began receiving notifications about cycling directions yesterday. Apple also sent out notifications in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, London and Los Angeles, where the cycling directions were already available. The notifications may suggest an expansion of cycling direction availability in these locations.

Apple maintains a list of all of the areas where cycling directions are available on its website, but Portland and San Diego have yet to be added. Cycling directions are officially available in China, London, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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Xavier Avatar
44 months ago
Save yourself the trouble and use Strava. The routing function uses heatmap data from other riders to help create a good route based off of other roads that cyclists use.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EvilEvil Avatar
44 months ago
it's crazy it's taken this long.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GuruZac Avatar
44 months ago
I think the more newsworthy update to Maps is real time reporting of accidents, hazards, and police. If it works as well as Waze, this is a great update.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
44 months ago

Save yourself the trouble and use Strava. The routing function uses heatmap data from other riders to help create a good route based off of other roads that cyclists use.
Strava is also useless for routing. I just did a test and it wants me to bike on two major artery roads for miles at a time, rather than on side streets that go mostly the same way that have almost no traffic.

The best cycling routes use side streets and paved trails. Yes, the six lane road with heavy traffic might be the most direct route, but who wants to do that, even with a bike lane? It's noisy and scary and you're sucking exhaust half the ride. No thank you.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
code-m Avatar
44 months ago

Yes, all things require effort. Apple should be better at putting this effort into action than what we’ve seen from them in maps.
I agree that all things require effort, what I am saying is that Apple just like any other company is not a country of its own even though like some other companies its revenue far exceeds some countries GDP. Apple like other companies depends on local companies and infrastructure, cannot throw money at every problem and expecting a resolution promptly, life just not work that way for everything.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darcyf Avatar
44 months ago

I am not sure if you understand how the Stockmarket and valuation of a company works. Define "Apple is an Amazing Company" that sounds more like opinion than anything else. Sure Apple has had a lot of hit products compared to miss' but it is by no means perfect or "amazing". I may not feel AppleMusic and AppleTV+ is worth it to me but others might, to them they opinion would differ from mine when comparing the the two services mentioned.

Defending, nope setting logic and reality inline with expectations. :)
I get that you enjoy being a pedant but this is getting weird. I expect more from a company with a proven track record like Apple. But by all means, carry on explaining your very rudimentary knowledge of how things work as if it illuminated anything, if that makes you feel better.
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