Google Transit's Earth Day Driving Alternatives

A little while ago, Google Maps issued a challenge to the major cities of America to get their public transit routes to them in time for Earth Day. With this info, Google Maps users could then plot their directions from place to place using only mass transit. Take that, carbon emissions and rush-hour traffic! Several cities made the cut, including:

If your town didn’t make it, you’ll have to stick to foot and pedal power for Earth-Day friendly commutes. Meanwhile, you can push your home city to catch up and let its residents harness the awesome power of Google Earth Transit. I’m looking at you, Portland, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago…

— Ted Alvarez

Google Transit’s Earth Day challenge: The results are in! (Google Maps’ Lat Long blog)