Free bikesharing pilot project launched in Prague
City of Prague has launched a pilot project for all those who possess Lítačka transport pass. They will be able to use shared bikes for 15-minute time periods up to four times a day.
Mayor of Prague Zdeněk Hřib said: “The connection of shared bicycles with a public transport pass works in many foreign cities, so I see no reason why we cannot offer this Lítačka bonus to Praguers too. Bicycles are a useful addition to the city’s transport system, especially for medium- and short-distance journeys.”
Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Transport Adam Scheinherr stated: “Taking care of the city is not just about repairing roads, sidewalks and tram lines, or building new infrastructure. We have to try new things, especially when similar schemes abroad are working so successfully”.
As in many cities around the world, in Prague has rosen the use of bikes during the pandemic. That is why the City has made record investments in cycling infrastructure for new trails, studies and overall development.
By integrating bike-sharing into the Lítačka public transport offer, city leaders hope to find out whether this newfound passion for cycling will continue in the post-pandemic era, and whether even more interest can be encouraged in the long term, reports expats.cz.
Everyone who wish to use the bikes have to download the mobile app for Rekola or Nextbike and link it with their Lítačka system.
The end date of the project has not been confirmed yet.
Photo credit: Rekola