Bike-share locations with navigation to be integrated in Google Maps

The new feature combines walking directions to and from the bike pick-up and drop-off with the best biking route.

Bike-share locations with navigation to be integrated in Google Maps
Bike-share locations with navigation to be integrated in Google Maps

Bike-share locations with navigation to be integrated in Google Maps

Google Maps has been offering specific directions for bikes for years, but now the app will also provide feature to find bike-sharing locations. Google combines walking directions to and from the bike pick-up and drop-off with the best biking route.

If one doesn’t have a bike, it’ll route the person to the nearest bike-sharing location and include the closest drop-off spot to their final destination as well. It is interesting to note that one won’t be blindly directed to a spot only to find there are no bikes available.

This will become possible since Google Maps already features live bike availability for many bike share partners. The feature is likely to be available in few weeks. To start with, it’ll be available in the following cities: Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington DC,New York City, London, Mexico City, Montreal, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Tapei and New Tapei City.