Flamingo Scooters API

A while ago I was working on an open-source scooter map web application and I wanted to add the locations of electric scooters that are offered for hire here in New Zealand by a company named Flamingo. I reached out to their support and they helpfully provided me with details about their public API.

I figured someone else could also be looking for them, so here's how you can access it:

API Details

The Flamingo API returns data that follows the format of the GBFS standard (General Bikeshare Feed Specification). Each city has its own endpoint that contains information about the scooters available in the local area:

Wellington

https://api.flamingoscooters.com/gbfs/wellington/gbfs.json

Christchurch

https://api.flamingoscooters.com/gbfs/christchurch/gbfs.json

These endpoints provide information about the feeds that are available to consume. For example, if you wanted to see which scooters are available in Wellington, you would use the free_bike_status endpoint:

https://api.flamingoscooters.com/gbfs/wellington/free_bike_status.json

Which should return something like this:

{ "success": true, "data": { "bikes": [ { "bike_id": "4129", "lat": -41.276589, "lon": 174.77937, "current_range_meters": 27132, "last_reported": 1611545465 }, { "bike_id": "8025", "lat": -41.288907, "lon": 174.803936, "current_range_meters": 28917, "last_reported": 1611545501 }, { "bike_id": "8430", "lat": -41.21483, "lon": 174.804965, "current_range_meters": 25620, "last_reported": 1611545449 }, { "bike_id": "8240", "lat": -41.312017, "lon": 174.782053, "current_range_meters": 19635, "last_reported": 1611545412 }, { "bike_id": "8412", "lat": -41.291181, "lon": 174.79007, "current_range_meters": 24276, "last_reported": 1611545523 }, { "bike_id": "8252", "lat": -41.278834, "lon": 174.771693, "current_range_meters": 24990, "last_reported": 1611545464 }, [...] ] } }

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