Google has just announced that its apps now include bicycle routes. See this link for the full story. Apparently, the algorithm is designed to lead a cyclist to a designated trail or road with a bicycle lane in front of other roads. Any way you cut it though, this new app should help cyclists navigate cities and streets with which they are not familiar.
The app also includes information on elevation gain so cyclists can choose to avoid hilly routes or can look for hilly routes as the case may be.
Google announced that this app was one of the most requested. So, all things considered nothing but good news for cyclists.