Google gives city bikers bum steer

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In an effort to be”fair and balanced”….

A helmet may not be enough to protect cyclists from Google Maps’ latest feature.

The search engine rolled out a “bicycling directions” option yesterday that is filled with potentially fatal flaws, angina including routes that cut across Central Park’s treacherous tranverse roads and steer cyclists to truck-riddled thoroughfares.

A Post reporter rented a bike on the Hudson River Greenway at 42nd Street and plotted a course to Hunter College — and quickly discovered the hard way that Google has a lot to learn about the streets of New York.

Martin Swinney

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