Google introduces “Wheelchair Accessible” routes on Google Maps

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Couple of months ago, Google had added the Motor Cycle transit mode for the first time in Google Maps. In fact, the feature proved to be handy, especially in country such as India, where two-wheeler riders are dominant on the roads. Similarly, a quite respectable feature is now making its way to the Google Maps with the latest update. “Wheelchair Accessible” routes is introduced on the Maps as a new transit navigation option.

The new navigation option, of course, is dedicated towards the persons with reduced mobility. We’ll be able to obtain information about stations or routes that are wheelchair friendly. However, the feature is as of now limited to certain countries and centers. Such as major metropolitan transit centers around the world, London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney. But Google, as stated in its Blog, is working to extend the feature to more countries or regions.

In order to obtain the “wheelchair accessible” routes. Firstly, you need to type your desired destination into Google Maps.Tap “Directions”, followed by public transportation icon. Then, tap on the “Options” and under the Routes section, you’ll finally find “wheelchair accessible” as a new route type. When you select this option, Google Maps will show you a list of possible routes that are suitable for wheelchair ridden person.

 

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