Google goes local – forgets sort?

But a comment… what’s up with Google’s “new” local search (in case you are Andy Rooney).

It’s a great idea, but what interface designer fell asleep at the wheel… on the results page you can’t sort by distance.

You can narrow the results to certain radii, but I can’t actually sort by the distance column… am I the only one who thinks this is a no brainer.

I did a search for chinese and my address trying to find a good place to walk to, but I can’t sort the results. I can view the map, I can mentally catalog the distances, but that’s not the same as sorting and then immediately seeing the closest restaurant.

And in closing, a request to Google, or anybody listening… would you please make your next project a mass-transit directions site, because the one I have to use stinks.

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