Bicycle Rental Season Opens in Moscow

April 7
Sport

Bicycle rental stations have opened in the capital city. They have started working earlier than usual this year – the snow on the streets has already melted, while meteorologists predict a warm spring.

One thousand new bicycles (half of which being electric) will be delivered to rental stations this season for Moscow residents. They will also install additional 67 stations in different districts of the city. Electric bicycle rental service will appear in many districts. You can find their exact addresses on an online map.

For cyclists’ convenience, up to 100 kilometers of new temporary dedicated lanes will be equipped in the centre of the capital city and in Akademichesky, Maryino, Otradnoe, and Strogino Districts. They will be laid in a special way to make the bike network interconnected, comfortable and safe.

“The pandemic year has shown that bicycles are one of the safest and most sought-after means of transport. This situation is relevant to almost all cities – from London and Montreal to Madrid and Shanghai. In 2020, city residents made 5.7 million rides with this city service, which is a record-breaking value. The Velobike geography expanded last year: it was possible to rent a bicycle in 89 Moscow districts. 662 stations were available to Moscow residents in November to offer a total of 6.5 thousand bicycles,” said Maksim Liksutov, the Head of Moscow Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Department.

The Head of the Department adds that this year they plan to increase the number of stations in new districts and expand the fleet of electric bicycles.

The city bicycle rental service appeared in 2013. The number of bicycles and rides has significantly increased in this period of time. Last season, city residents made 5.7 million rides.

Source: mos.ru

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