Google Maps Now Offers Walking Directions

07/31/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

google walking beta

Got directions but want to walk the distance instead of driving? Well, we're glad to see that Google Maps has now added a new walking option for directions, thanks to popular demand. Similar to getting driving directions, after entering your origin and destination, click "Walking" at the top left panel. You can see an example of this in action here. You can also drag the purple line around if you want to go by another specific route. Done, and done. (But maybe they will add a bicycling option soon.)

Suggest a correction