Google Adds Alternate Routes to Map Driving Directions

My love for online mapping grows as someone finally adds alternate routes to driving directions.
The major benefit of this is avoiding traffic. In cities like Chicago this can be huge. It would have been awesome to have had this when I was driving to work, instead of taking the train like I do now.

It gives you the estimated times driving times for all routes, including estimated times with traffic. It also gives the transit info, including alternate transit routes and times for those.

I’ve been pretty pumped about this type of feature since I heard about it in the Dash GPS devices, and now it’s finally something I can use.

check it out:,-87.874832&sspn=0.134352,0.311737&ie=UTF8&z=12

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