Encourage Walk-ins to Your Facility with New Google Maps Feature

Adapted from story by Maura Judkis

US News and World Report – July 23, 2008

Just in time for the recent announcement of America’s most and least walkable cities, Google has added a tool for finding walking directions to its maps. The Google Lat Long Blog details the latest improvements: Walking directions ignore whether or not streets are one-way, offering the fastest point from point A to point B.

The walking directions are still under development, however, so off-road features like pedestrian paths won’t show up yet. Neither will shortcuts through traffic circles or parks. For cities where Google has mapped public transit directions, you’ll now find walking directions automatically from the point where you’d exit the subway or bus stop.

We encourage ZAM Partners to post this new tool on your websites to encourage environmental sustainability!

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Alyssa Isakower

Alyssa has consulted for The Ocean Project coordinating World Oceans Day since 2011 and is more excited for June 8th every year! She is interested in all things social media, and has been thrilled to work with partners of The Ocean Project around the world on exciting conservation outreach, both on the ground and online.

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