Google Maps launches wheelchair friendly journey-planner

Disability campaigners have welcomed the launch of a new feature on Google Maps designed to help wheelchair-users find step-free routes around London. The tech giant has launched an extra filter on their Maps service enabling users to select a ‘wheelchair accessible’ option when looking up public transport directions around the city. Transport for All, which campaigns for disabled access across London’s transport network, said the option represented a “big step forward”.

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The five most useful alternative Tube maps

The official London Underground map is an essential part of living in the capital, but several alternatives have been released in a bid to make commuters’ lives easier. Published by Transport for London over the years, they are aimed at the entire cross-section of people who use the Tube. One encourages commuters to walk between stations while another tells people who wish to travel with a bicycle where on the network they are permitted.

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New Tube map reveals how much workers earn near London’s stations

A new Tube map showing how much workers earn near London’s stations has revealed employers in the Barbican district offer the capital’s highest wages. Average salaries for advertised jobs in the area, famed for its arts centre and expensive flats, were over £52,700, according to a study by jobs site Adzuna. The next highest paying locations are City Tube stops Monument, Bank, and Cannon Street, all over £51,000.

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