You’re all familiar with Google Street View and the camera-topped Google Car – but what about all of the interesting places inaccessible to cars?
Enter the Google Trike, which started as a project by Daniel Ratner, a Senior Mechanical Engineer on the Street View team:
“I began thinking about building a bicycle-based Street View system after realizing how many interesting places around the world – ranging from historic landmarks to beautiful trails to shopping districts – aren’t accessible by car,” says Dan. “When I’m riding the trike, so many people come up to me and ask where it’s off to next or how they can get imagery of their favorite spot, so I can’t wait to see what our users come up with.”
Google’s Street View trike lets us take pictures of places that are not accessible by car.
Tell us where to send the trike next at http://www.google.com/trike