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Google Maps Is Launching A 'Wheelchair Accessible' Option

March 18, 2018

Most major cities aren't know for being particularly wheelchair friendly. Google Maps is taking steps to make cities just a little more wheelchair accesable.

They've released a new feature which allows users to find wheelchair accessible routs. Google explained the feature in a statement, saying "In city centers, buses and trains are often the best way to get around, which presents a challenge for people who use wheelchairs or with other mobility needs. Information about which stations and routes are wheelchair friendly isn’t always readily available or easy to find."

Right now the option is only available in London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney, but you can expect the option to become a world wide feature in the future. Google has already said that they plan on explaining, "We're looking forward to working with additional transit agencies in the coming months to bring more wheelchair accessible routes to Google Maps."

The only pitfall would come from the accuracy of the date Google collects...

Via Mashable