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.