Bikesharing has become very popular in recent years as more people are preferring this mode of travel particularly when they don’t have to buy a bike because they only need it sparingly. There are more than 1,600 bikeshare systems and over 18 million shared bikes in major cities across the globe. Ever willing to make transport easier for users, Google Maps will now start listing real-time bikesharing information for 24 cities in 16 countries.
This feature has already been available for travellers and commuters in New York City for the past year. They can locate bikesharing stations and see just how many bikes are available at a station in real-time. This feature is now being rolled out to 24 cities across the globe.
This means that people from New Taipei City to Toronto will now be able to use Google Maps to find a bikeshare station and see if there’s a bike available for them. They can also use the feature to find out if there’s an empty space at a station near their destination where they can leave the bike. Google Maps makes this possible by incorporating a new bike share data feed into the app as part of its partnership with Ito World.
This feature is available on both the iOS and Android versions of Google Maps for users in Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Chicago, Dublin, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kaohsiung, London, Los Angeles, Lyon, Madrid, Mexico City, Montreal, New Taipei City, New York City, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco Bay Area, São Paulo, Toronto, Vienna, Warsaw, and Zurich. More cities will be added down the line.
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