Bird is integrating with Google Maps to help increase access to eco-friendly urban transportation.
Starting today, anyone using Google Maps to plan a trip in US cities where Bird operates will be able to quickly locate nearby Bird scooters and bikes, as well as an approximate trip duration, estimated price and optimized route.
Simply by toggling between cars, transit, bikes and walking, individuals will be able to select a variety of modes of transportation, including eco-friendly Bird scooters, for their particular journey. Additional helpful information is displayed such as estimated travel time, cost and environmental impact.
If an individual chooses to complete their trip using one of our vehicles, Google Maps will direct them to the Bird app simply by tapping the “Unlock” button clearly displayed at the bottom of the screen. Those who do not yet have the Bird app installed on their device will be prompted to do so via the Apple App or Google Play Store.
The new feature will be available on both iOS and Android devices. It will initially be rolled out in all Bird partner cities across the US before expanding to more countries and locations throughout our growing network of more than 300 partner cities.
Expanding MaaS Footprint
Bird’s integration with Google Maps is the latest in a series of global Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) integrations and multimodal partnerships designed to simplify transportation and increase access to sustainable micromobility options.
In Europe, we’re proud to work with MaaS platforms such as Skipr, Tranzer and soon Whim, three apps that are centralizing mobility services in Antwerp and throughout Belgium. We’ve also recently partnered directly with major national rail companies SNCF in France and Trenitalia in Italy to improve multimodal mobility for millions of train and transit riders.
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