First bikesharing crossing border in Europe: On a bike between Slovakia and Hungary

Citizens and visitors of Štúrovo and Ostrihom can rent bikes and use them in both towns.

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The town of Štúrovo along with the Hungarian town of Ostrihom (Esztergom) has launched the first bike-sharing system crossing the border in Europe.

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The new form of public service at the Slovak-Hungarian border will contribute to the better connection of the two border towns and to the improvement of their common social connection, said the mayor of Štúrovo Eugen Szabó, the TASR newswire reported.

Citizens and visitors of Štúrovo and Ostrihom can rent the bikes and use them in both towns. There are 14 new stations where bikes can be rented, six on the Slovak side and eight on the Hungarian. People can rent 60 classical bikes and 45 bikes with an electronic drive. People can take a bike from whatever station in Štúrovo and Ostrihom and return it to whichever station.

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