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Google Maps Introduces Wheelchair Accessible Routes in Transit Navigation


Google Maps has launched a new feature that shows the wheelchair accessible routes around public transit in major cities around the world.

To access the “wheelchair accessible” routes, type your desired destination into Google Maps.

  • Tap “Directions” then select the public transportation icon.
  • Then tap “Options” and under the Routes section, you’ll find “wheelchair accessible” as a new route type.
  • When you select this option, Google Maps will show you a list of possible routes that take mobility needs into consideration.  
  • This feature is now available for London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney.
  • Google will be working with additional transit agencies in the coming months to bring more wheelchair accessible routes to Google Maps.


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