Ito World bike-share data comes to Google Maps

Riders will be able to use Maps to open bike-share apps to book and unlock a bike
GIS/ Mapping & Location Based Systems / July 21, 2020
By Adam Hill
Capital bike-share Washington, DC (© ITS International)
Washington, DC is one of the new cities on Google's list (© ITS International)

Bike-share information from transit data specialist Ito World has been added to Google Maps.

Bike directions have been available in Google Maps for the past decade, but docked bike-share information is now included in 10 cities worldwide, from the US to Taiwan.

Ito World takes operational data from bike-share companies and transforms it into navigable information. 

Google already has dockless bike and scooter integration with Lime in more than 100 cities.

The new information goes further, explains Vishal Dutta, Google Maps product manager: "Steps will include detailed walking directions to bike-share stations near your starting point along with live bike availability, turn-by-turn cycling directions to the bike-share station closest to your destination with live dock availability, and, finally, walking directions from there to your final destination."

Google says that Maps will also show links to open the relevant bike-share app to book and unlock a bike.

The full list of cities is:

Chicago, US (Divvy/Lyft)
New York City, US (Citi Bike/Lyft)
San Francisco Bay Area, US (Bay Wheels/Lyft)
Washington, DC, US (Capital Bikeshare/Lyft)
London, UK (Santander Cycles/TfL)
Mexico City, Mexico (Ecobici)
Montreal, Canada (BIXI/Lyft)
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Bike Itaú)
São Paulo, Brazil (Bike Itaú)
Taipei and New Taipei City, Taiwan (YouBike)

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