Matt Cutts began biking to work in July. Being an engineer, he likes to time himself and hopefully beat the previous day's time. He reviews an Android application called My Track, written by Googlers, that lets users plot their location through GPS and upload it to Google Maps. It shows the biker's total distance, speed, elevation, and more.
Uploading the information to Google Maps through an application called My Maps allows you to plot your track and compare time spent moving, vs. time spent at stop lights waiting for the light to change from red to green, Cutts explains. Stop lights should not count against you when you're timing the bike ride to and from work, he says.