Prague offers a free bike-sharing program
After a successful three-month trial, holders of a transport pass in Prague now have free access to the city’s bike-sharing scheme.
Users are entitled to up to four free 15-minute rentals per day. The initiative integrates bicycles into Prague’s public transport system by providing a solution to what transport planners call “the last mile” – the last leg of a journey between public transport and the destination.
During the trial, more than 7,000 people took advantage of the free access to the bikes.
Adam Scheinherr, Prague Transport Councilor: “A quarter of a year after the start of the pilot project, despite the winter period, shows that the combination of shared bikes and public transport makes sense and brings additional benefits to people using public transport in the form of easier access. and at the same time a healthy movement around Prague.
“That’s why we decided to permanently introduce shared bikes into Prague’s integrated transport system. We want to continue enabling people to “do the first and last mile” of their journey through Prague and make long-term public transport vouchers even more attractive.
By contrast, in London, hiring a bike under the TfL scheme costs £2 for unlimited journeys of up to 30 minutes, over a 24-hour period. For journeys longer than 30 minutes, you pay £2 for each additional 30 minutes.
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