Google Maps will now show you nearby bike sharing stations and how many they have
Cool, now do public restrooms next.
Bike-sharing is all the rage right now. So much in fact that Google is getting in on the fun too. Well, sort of. Rolling out today, Google Maps will now show you all the nearby bike-riding stations around you and they’ll even show you how many bikes are available to rent.
For the uninitiated, bike-sharing services are all those bike company’s that are slowly taking over your city. Whether its bikes that can be left anywhere for anyone to pick up or the more traditional docked options like Citi Bike. They’re everywhere. And if they haven’t invaded your city, just know, they’re coming soon.
As for this new Google Maps feature, unfortunately, it isn’t available for everyone just yet
Google has been testing this feature in New York City over the last year and now they’re rolling it out to 23 additional cities: Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Chicago, Dublin, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kaohsiung, London, Los Angeles, Lyon, Madrid, Mexico City, Montreal, New Taipei City, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco Bay Area, São Paulo, Toronto, Vienna, Warsaw, and Zurich.
Google says support for more cities is in the works. The feature is now live for both iOS and Android. More info here.
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