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Dec. 13, 2018 4:44 pm

Google Maps is adding a feature that shows nearby Lime bikes and scooters

Baltimore is among the initial cities where the feature is rolling out.
Lime participated in a dockless pilot program with Baltimore city.

Lime participated in a dockless pilot program with Baltimore city.

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Baltimore is among initial cities where Google Maps will begin showing locations of Lime’s scooters or bikes.

With the new feature, listings under the transit tab of the navigation app will show options for a nearby dockless transportation option, along with bus, train and ridesharing options.

Along with locations and pricing, the option will show estimated times to walk to the vehicle, and how long a trip will take, according to a Google blog post. From there, users will be linked directly to the Lime app to finish the process of locating the nearby ride and unlocking it.

The feature is the latest sign that dockless transportation is being considered alongside other transit options. Lime e-scooters entered Baltimore at the end of the summer after signing onto a pilot agreement with the city that made it legal to operate and provided regulations about how many scooters would be allowed. E-bikes followed just last weekend.

Baltimore is the only East Coast city where the feature is initially rolling out, as it’s also being offered in Austin, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland, San Antonio, San Jose, Scottsdale and Seattle, as well as Brisbane, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand. According to Google, more cities are on the way.

Providing a spot for one-stop transportation is proving an intriguing prospect for transportation tech. This week, Lyft rolled out a feature called Nearby Transit in three cities in D.C. that also shows available options.

Here’s a look:

(Image courtesy of Google)

(Image courtesy of Google)

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