On 29 April, the new bike rental season will open in Moscow with 3,100 bikes available at 330 rental stations across the city.
“Over the year, we are planning to open 50 more rental stations, which will bring their overall number to 380,” said Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Moscow Mayor and Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development.
Bike rental stations will appear both in central districts and outside the Third Ring Road.
Mr Liksutov pointed out that rental fees in the most popular, short rides segment will remain unchanged and that there will be additional price offers for riders.
Launched in 2013, the city’s bike-share system has become extremely popular. In 2016, its bikes were used more than 1.6 million times, a 15-fold increase on 2014. Last year, the service began offering electric bike rentals.
Users must be registered before they can rent a bicycle. This can be done through a terminal at a rental station or on the velobike.ru website velobike.ru, or through a mobile phone application.