Bird integrates scooters into Google Maps

Google Maps will direct users choosing Bird vehicles to micromobility firm's app
Mobility as a Service / August 27, 2021
By Ben Spencer
Bird Google Maps scooters Mobility as a Service Belgium Skipr Tranzer SNCF
Google Maps integration will initially be rolled out to US cities where Bird operates (© Thomas Dutour |

Bird has entered an agreement that will allow its users in the US to locate nearby scooters and bikes via Google Maps.

Bird says individuals will be able to select a variety of modes of transportation by toggling between cars, transit, bikes and walking. 

Additional information is displayed, such as estimated travel time, cost and environmental impact.

Google Maps will direct those who choose to complete their trip using one of Bird's vehicles to the micromobility firm's app. Users who do not yet have the Bird app installed in their device will be prompted to do so via the Apple App or Google Play store. 

The new feature will initially be rolled out in all Bird partner cities across the US before expanding to more countries and locations throughout our growing network of more than 300 partner cities. 

The move is the latest addition to a series of global Mobility as a Service (MaaS) integrations and partnerships aimed at increasing access to sustainable micromobility options. 

In Belgium, Bird is working with MaaS platforms such as Skipr, Tranzer, which seek to centralise mobility services.

It has also recently partnered with national rail companies SNCF in France and Trenitalia in Italy to improve multimodal mobility for train and transit riders. 

For more information on companies in this article