With an estimated 1,600 bikeshare systems and more than 18 million shared bikes in urban centers worldwide, bikesharing has gone mainstream.
Yesterday Google rolled out a new feature in 24 cities in 16 countries. This Google Maps feature will allow travellers and commuters who use Google Maps to both locate bikesharing stations and see exactly how many bikes are available at a station in real-time.
You can also find out whether there’s an empty space at a station near your destination for you to leave your bike.
This bird’s eye view into bikesharing is now available in Google Maps on Android and iOS in the following cities globally with more on the way: 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.