Apple Maps bike sharing
Find a bike near you with Apple Maps.
Photo: Apple

Apple Maps can now help you find a healthier and more
environmentally-friendly ride. A new partnership with Ito
World allows you to locate bike sharing stations in more than
175 cities across 36 countries. Simple search “bike sharing”
now to get going.


When Apple shunned
Google Maps in favor of its own service in 2012, it quickly
realized mapping wasn’t easy. It has since been teaming up
with all kinds of third-party services to make Apple Maps
worth using. Its latest is big news for those who prefer to
cycle.


Apple
Maps now helps you find a bike

Starting today, you can search for bike sharing stations in
big cities all around the world. Maps will provide you with
the name, address, and contact information for the station —
but it doesn’t yet tell you the number of bikes available.


Apple
already had some bike sharing data for a handful of cities —
London, New York, and Paris — inside Maps. But now that it’s
working with Ito World,
which was already teamed up with dozens of bike sharing
services, it has significantly expanded its reach almost
overnight.


“Apple
Maps supports Citi Bike in NYC, Ford GoBike in San Francisco,
BIKETOWN in Portland, Santander Cycles in London, bicing in
Barcelona, BIXI in Montreal, CityCycle in Brisbane, nextbike
in Germany, Austria, Croatia, Switzerland, the U.K., and
dozens of others,” reports
TechCrunch.


Simple
search “bike sharing” in any city to locate the nearest
station.


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