If you’re looking for new ways to get around for fun or to work, or might be trying to live a greener lifestyle in 2012, why not try biking? In March 2010 we introduced biking directions and since then Google Maps has been sharing biking directions with cyclists across the U.S and Canada.
Since no bike path is the same, many users have requested an easier way to differentiate the different types of bike routes that are available. Starting today, a new legend feature can help you understand what the different colors on the bike maps symbolize.
- Dark green is for dedicated trails and paths
- Light green is for roads with dedicated lanes
- Dotted green is for roads that are friendly for cyclists
You can view this legend by clicking on the widget in upper right corner of Google Maps and selecting the Bicycling layer. You can also access biking directions on your Android device or by going to maps.google.com on your mobile browser.
Source: Google Lat-Long Blog – New Biking Directions Legend
- Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest at Kansas City Convention Center
- Live auction of game-used memorabilia (from Home Run Derby, All-Star Game, Legends, Futures, Celebrity)
- Negro Leagues Museum Showcase
Sunday – July 8
- All-Star Charity 5K & Fun Run
- All-Star Futures Game, 5 p.m. ET
- All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, approximately 8:30 ET
Monday – July 9
- Commissioner Bud Selig answers fan questions – 12:30 p.m. ET (live on MLB.com)
- All-Star Workout Day: Home Run Derby, 8 ET, ESPN
Tuesday – July 10
- All-Star Red Carpet Show, 2 p.m. ET (Watch on MLB Network, 4 p.m. ET)
- 83rd MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET, FOX
The second season of “Game of Thrones” is over and the long wait for Season 3 has begun. The only question now is: Are you going to sit and wait on your couch or on your made-to-order $30,000 life-size replica of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms?
HBO is now selling replicas of the Iron Throne through its online HBO Shop with the $30,000 price tag and a shipping fee of $1,800. It’s the kind of collectible only a Lannister could afford.
This custom chair is designed to mimic the seat of kings in the Seven Kingdoms. On the show, the Iron Throne was constructed by Aegon I Targaryen, the first king of the Seven Kingdoms. He made it from the swords surrendered by his enemies. Legend has it, it’s made of a thousand swords that took 59 days to hammer out into a throne. Spikes and jagged edges in every direction make this one very intimidating lounge.
- Dimensions: Height: 7’2″, Depth: 5’11”, Width: 5’5″
- Made Of: Hand finished, hand painted fiberglass throne.
- Weight: 350 pounds
We honor the culinary success of one of America’s most celebrated chefs, Jacques Pépin.
“Easily the most influential French chef to the wave of young American chefs.”
“His earliest work was all about taking the classic dishes and demystifying them, almost decoding them, and making them accessible.”