Google Maps Can Now Create Accessible Transit Routes

Google has just added a wheelchair accessible routing option to select cities in Google Maps. Tailored to public transit, routes can now indicate the availability of wheelchair ramps and elevators along transit routes.

The feature is initially being rolled out in some major cities: London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney.

Last year, Google Maps added the option to see if a space is wheelchair accessible. It has also been working on updating the Street View images of transit stations, so transit users can plan their routes with more confidence.

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