Strava launches new ‘docking station’ map layer to help urban cyclists better plan their routes

New map layer shows over 71,000 docking stations worldwide from more than 601 bikeshare and scooter schemes

Image shows urban cyclists.
(Image credit: Strava)

Strava’s Map feature will now show information on more than 71,000 bikeshare docking stations to help cycle commuters and city riders easily find a station for beginning and ending their journey, as well as the real-time number of bikes available.  

There are a few things you need to consider when planning a bike route into the city or for your commute to work. Making the journey as easy, comfortable and enjoyable as possible will make you more likely to choose two wheels, which in turn will mean that you continue to reap the many benefits of cycling, and the specific benefits of commuting by bike to work

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg