Google Maps will now show bike-sharing spots along with the number of bikes available

Google Maps is adding further support for bike-sharing stations that will offer users information on docked bike-sharing services like Citi Bike directly in the app. The new integration is made possible with the data provided by Ito World that provides information about where to find the nearest biking station, the number of bikes available and whether there is a vacant spot.

The feature was previously being tested in New York City for the last year. After the successful testing phase, Google is introducing the feature to 23 more cities including Berlin, Chicago, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, , San Francisco Bay Area, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich and many more.
"Whether you’re traveling in a new city or planning your daily commute, Google Maps is making it easier to weigh all your transportation options with real-time information.", explained Andrew Hyatt Software Engineer, Google Maps, in a blog post. Adding further, "Just like how we show you when buses and trains are coming and going in Google Maps, you’ll now know which bikeshare stations have a bike ready for you."
Last December, Google Maps also introduced a feature to direct users toward shared Lime scooters and bikes.


The new bike-sharing feature is available on Google Maps on a total 24 cities. It is compatible with both – iOS and Android devices. Google is also planning support for more cities in the future as well.



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