In the past few years, bikesharing has gone mainstream. There are about 1,600 bikeshare systems and more than 18 million shared bikes around the world. Google is now rolling out a new feature in Google Maps that will allow bikesharing users to locate bikesharing stations and see exactly how many bikes are available at a station in real-time. Google Maps can also give information on whether there’s an empty space at a station near your destination for you to leave your bike.
This feature is now available in the following 24 cities in 16 countries: 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.