I think this petition is US-Centric, but I’m sure if Google implements the feature for the US it’ll follow in the UK eventually…
petition blog: http://googlemapsbikethere.org “GoogleMapsBikeThere.org was created to ask Google to help us make the world safer for bicyclists by adding bicycle routes to Google Maps.”
petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/bikether/petition.html. “We would like a ‘Bike There’ feature added to Google Maps – to go with the current ‘Drive There’ and ‘Take Public Transit’ options..
I use Google Maps (from: to: to:) routing often to find out distances between places, but finding an optimal cycle route is more than just ticking the “no highway” button. Google maps is constantly adding new features, adding your name to the petition might just move features for cyclists up their lists.