More bikes and new prices. Bike-sharing in Bratislava starts a new season

The operators say they have solved many problems that occurred during pilot operation. They also promise new app.

Bike-sharing stands in BratislavaBike-sharing stands in Bratislava (Source: TASR)

Bike-sharing in Bratislava has entered a new season. Its operators promise more bicycles as well as the launch of a mobile app in second half of April. The operators also claim that they have solved the problems that occurred during pilot operation.

They have also introduced a new price list. The offer includes new programmes for occasional and season cyclists, as well as students and young people.

“The new price list reflects original expectations: after the pilot period, when it cost only €1 a ride, the prices will correspond with the real value of this service,” said its operators, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

As for the number of bikes, there were 250 available at the beginning of March. Their number is gradually increasing and expected to reach 400 in April.

Many changes adopted

Bike-sharing has become a popular form of transport in Bratislava. More than 41,000 people have registered in the system since its launch in September 2018, used in more than 220,000 rides.

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Since the very beginning, there has been a group of users reporting problems and who came up with ideas to improve the service. As a result, the operators simplified the locking system for bicycles, made some changes to the communication on the bicycle’s screen, modified how the number of bicycles on the website is displayed, and extended the competences of the information line.

They further strengthened the smart lock, installed seats for taller people and simplified the orientation of users in their online profiles.

Moreover, new docking stations are expected to be installed in the boroughs of Old Town, Nové Mesto, Ružinov and Petržalka during spring, TASR wrote.

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