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August 16, 2008

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Janet

What I'd love is for Google Maps or Mapquest to recognize Beach Drive and Rock Creek Parkway as the best way to get in and out of the city on a north-south axis. Also, in terms of walking, I don't think Google has totally worked out the fact that just because there's a one-way street doesn't mean it's not available for walking.

Definitely a step in the right direction (no pun intended), but quite a few glitches to knock out.

Melissa

At least they warn you to "[u]se caution – [t]his route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths," since asking for directions from Court House to a friend's Georgetown office put me on the Whitehurst Freeway on foot.

I think a great idea would be to have people who use the service rate the directions with an explanation as to why this is or is not a viable pedestrian route; then have it reviewed if directions in a certain area continues to receive bad ratings.

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