Sphingosine-1-phosphate (SPP), formed by sphingosine kinase, is the ligand for EDG-1, a GPCR important for cell migration and vascular maturation. Here we show that cytoskeletal rearrangements, lamellipodia extensions, and cell motility induced by platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) are abrogated in EDG-1 null fibroblasts. However, EDG-1 appears to be dispensable for mitogenicity and survival effects, even those induced by its ligand SPP and by PDGF. Furthermore, PDGF induced focal adhesion formation and activation of FAK, Src, and stress-activated protein kinase 2, p38, were dysregulated in the absence of EDG-1. In contrast, tyrosine phosphorylation of the PDGFR and activation of extracellular signal regulated kinase (ERK1/2), important for growth and survival, were unaltered. Our results suggest that EDG-1 functions as an integrator linking the PDGFR to lamellipodia extension and cell migration. PDGF, which stimulates sphingosine kinase, leading to increased SPP levels in many cell types, also induces translocation of sphingosine kinase to membrane ruffles. Hence, recruitment of sphingosine kinase to the cell's leading edge and localized formation of SPP may spatially and temporally stimulate EDG-1, resulting in activation and integration of downstream signals important for directional movement toward chemoattractants, such as PDGF. These results may also shed light on the vital role of EDG-1 in vascular maturation.