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Google has introduced cycling routes to six more European countries, generating bike-friendly routes on the web version and allowing voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation in the Android app.

Cycle routes are now available in France, Ireland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Poland, bringing the total number of countries to 17. Cycle routes were launched in the USA in 2010, and rolled out to a further 10 countries last year.

Even in the USA, three years after launch, cycle routes are still officially in beta, Google warning that they may include routes not suited to cycling.

(Via Engadget.)

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