Google still mixed up on Beach Road

Google Street View, a feature of Maps, still mislabels Beach Road

Although Google now labels Beach Road in Vineyard Haven correctly on its online Maps service, some mistakes persist nearly a week after it mislabled the road.

On Monday, users of the Street View feature within Google Maps still saw Beach Road incorrectly named Anchor Way. 

And Maps showed at least one business — the Net Result takeout restaurant on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven — located on Beach Road, in Edgartown. 

The continuing confusion comes even though the Vineyard Haven Business Association first learned of the errors last Tuesday. Local business owners expressed concern that the Google Maps mix-ups, as well as incorrect addresses on Google Search, could confuse customers as the summer season nears.

Google has not responded to multiple requests for comment. 

Google Maps’ initial error followed an Oak Bluffs planning board decision in March to rename a small street as Anchor Way. This minor street, formerly named Beach Road Extension, was renamed because ambulances, trucks, and other drivers had confused it with larger, similarly named Vineyard locations.