Unlike other trip-planning apps like Waze or the “directions” tool in Google Maps, HOPR’s creators didn’t want it to prioritize driving over cycling. CycleHop runs bike-share systems in 15 cities (including Vancouver, Phoenix, Atlanta, Cleveland, and Santa Monica, California) and it would clearly benefit from getting more people on two wheels. But Squire said the app will also display any bike-share service that wants to be listed, including dockless ones.
How does it work? Let’s say you’re visiting a new city or campus and need to get across town. You open the app and search for nearby travel options, getting real-time info on the prices and travel times of each. You can either take recommendations from the app or customize routes based on whatever modes you prefer.