Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Apple Maps Now Shows Bike Sharing Stations in Montreal, Toronto and Beyond

Apple Maps Now Shows Bike Sharing Stations in Montreal, Toronto and Beyond

This way, Apple only has to integrate one data model to support hundreds of bike-sharing services.

Divvy stations in Chicago are now a part of a bike-sharing data app. Let's be honest, bike sharing isn't equivalent to the Mario Kart skin Google rolled out to Google Maps for MAR10 Day, but it's a good start. The update comes after the Cupertino giant struck a deal with Ito World, a transport information company. Through a partnership with Ito World, the data includes locations for bike-sharing points from several different providers in over 175 cities across 36 countries. Typing "Bike sharing" into Apple Maps' search bar will find the stations of the local service, so you'll know where to pick up and drop off a bike. It just gives you the address, name and contact information for the service.

Though the latest update is a big thing, it isn't enough to lure users of more sophisticated apps for bike-sharing information.

But it can be quite useful if you're traveling to another city and you want to ride a bike. The app previously contained limited information on bike-sharing services in a handful of cities. Some of the services now supported include Citi Bike in New York City, Ford GoBike in San Francisco, Santander Cycles in London, BIXI in Montreal, CityCycle in Brisbane, and nextbike in Germany, Austria, Croatia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, among many others.

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