Friday, July 30, 2010

London's Cycle Scheme on Google Maps

Barclays Cycle Hire Map

London's new cycle hire scheme started today. 5,000 bicycles are available for hire from around 400 special docking stations around the UK capital. Transport for London have produced this Google Map showing the location of the docking stations.

You can search for docking stations by address or just zoom the map to a location. If you click on a map marker you can get live data about the number of bikes currently available at that station.

Nestoria

Real estate website Nestoria think that a property's proximity to cycle hire stations might play a key role in finding your next home. As such, from today you can find all of the central London cycle hire stations on Nestoria.

If you search for property in London you can now view all the cycle stations near a property on a Google Map.

London Cycle Stations Map

I created this map of the cycle hire stations myself for this Fusion Tables tutorial. I've now added the locations of bike shops to the map. So if you don't want to hire a bike you can buy one instead.

The only other map I'm aware of is the Cycle Hire App for the iPhone. The app uses OpenStreetMaps.
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