Google Maps will now show directions to bikeshare docks in 10 major cities around the world, including London. In the UK, Santander Cycles – also referred to as ‘Boris Bikes’ – are involved in the new feature. The red Santander Cycles already appear on the popular navigation app but are not integrated with the biking directions, which Google Maps also offers. Now, bikeshare apps will be fully immersed in the app and customers can get directions to the nearest dock, as well as riding directions. As well as the improved directions, the new feature will also reveal how many bikes are in each dock, showing real-time availability. While the recognisable red Santander bikes are operated by Transport for London (TfL), independent companies in other cities around the world are also included in the new feature. For example, Lyft bike docks will be shown for Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC and Montreal. Scroll down for video In the UK, docks of Santander Cycles, also referred to as ‘Boris Bikes’, in London will appear on the popular navigation app. Google says that since February, usage of cycling directions on Google Maps has increased by 91 per cent Other cities getting… Read full this story
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