Seattle and more areas in California get cycling directions for Apple Maps

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Apple Iphone11 Ios14 Maps Cycle Route (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has added cycling directions for Apple Maps in more areas.
  • The feature is rolling out to Seattle and more areas in California.

Cycling directions for Apple Maps are coming to even more areas in the United States.

As reported by MacRumors, the feature, which rolled out with iOS 14 in the fall of 2020, is now available in Seattle and even more areas around California. According to the report, iPhone users in both areas have been receiving push notifications alerting them that the feature is now available.

iPhone users in Seattle and across California have been receiving push notifications letting them know about cycling direction availability this week, and these locations are now reflected on Apple's iOS feature availability page.In addition to Seattle and California, Apple says cycling directions are available in mainland China, London, New York City, and Portland, Oregon.

Cycling directions, as Apple explains, takes into account "elevation, how busy a street is, and whether there are stairs along the route" in order to provide a number of different options when traveling by bike.

Maps makes it easier than ever to navigate and explore with new cycling directions, electric vehicle routing, and curated Guides. Cycling directions take into account elevation, how busy a street is, and whether there are stairs along the route. Electric vehicle routing adds charging stops along a planned route based on current vehicle charge and charger types.2 Guides provide a curated list of interesting places to visit in a city, created by a selection of trusted resources. Guides are a great way to find popular attractions, discover restaurants, and explore new recommendations from respected brands.

Apple's rollout of cycling directions has been slow, especially when compared to competing mapping services like Google Maps.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.