Scooter map seemed to suck for me, so I wrote my own map:
(LA focused right now)
It's hacky code just for me and one area, but that's only because I've had no reason to change it. I get a lot more info than ScooterMap, and I decoded a lot of things that tell me a scooter isn't there any more and I take it off the map or replace it with a cute ghost (ghost usually means someone has taken a scooter prisoner)
-Bypasses obfuscation of codes and identifiers
-Shows TASKS and RIDES and UNLISTED scooters (e.g. debug mode scooters)
-Scooters that are sitting around unlocked not captive!
-Shows captive scooters in cages
-Shows new scooters as chickens hatching from eggs
-Lots of filters at the top, could be as complex as queries and filters and notifications as you want
-Capture & ride from the map without ever using the spies-on-your-every-move-in-background app
If there was genuine interest I could develop it further or put it on Github. The hard work is done.
Bird API is trivial and very poor privacy.
For gateway errors, please migrate from api.bird.co use api.birdapp.com or api-preflight.birdapp.com api.stage.birdapp.com or api.dev.birdapp.com - the latter are running older copies of the database