Beryl bikes are now displayed on Google and Apple Maps

Beryl shared bike schemes now displayed on Google and Apple Maps 

Beryl’s shared bikes are now being displayed on Google Maps and Apple Maps, with the aims of making its schemes more accessible. 

London-based tech company Beryl, which currently runs bike, cargo bike, and scooter schemes across the UK, has partnered with Google, Apple and transport data firm Ito World to offer real-time data feeds for users. 

Beryl’s 73 bike bay in Watford are now displayed on Google Maps, while all 721 Beryl bays will now appear as points of interest on Apple Maps.

The Apple Maps data will also include the number of bikes and docks available, as well as web links and customer service contact details. 

Beryl CEO, Phillip Ellis, said: “We want to encourage people to try our micromobility schemes, which are a fun, cost-effective and easy-to-use alternative to the car that help reduce congestion while improving air quality and public health. 

“They are meticulously planned in conjunction with local authorities and local people to ensure they are as convenient and easy to use as possible. 

“In fact, in some of our schemes, up to 90% of the people living within the service area are just five minutes (or less) walk from a Beryl bay.

“By developing strong working partnerships with trusted service providers such as Ito World, Google and Apple, we are working to take accessibility and convenience to the next level and make micromobility an even more positive experience for users.”

Beryl worked with Ito World to add general bikeshare feed specifications (GBFS) into their systems, which offer real time data feeds. 

Read more: What is the true cost of micromobility? 

By making the feeds available under an open data licence, Apple then highlight all of the bays available across the seven locations Beryl currently operates shared transport schemes – Norwich, Watford, Hereford, Bournemouth, the Isle of Wight, Hackney and, most recently, Greater Manchester.

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