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New self-serve bike rental system opens in Vilnius

BC, Vilnius, 01.07.2013.Print version
As part of the Vilnius City Municipality initiative, a company JCDecaux will open 24 bike stations in the city center that will offer riders more than 200 bikes for rent, the Vilnius Tourism Board said in a statement. Investments into the project have reached 6.4 million euros, reports LETA.

At the rental stations, bikes will be available for rent 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


The stations will be distributed at distances of 300 – 400 meters from each other.


The bike rental season has been extended to October 15, 2013.

 

Every year, the amount of available bike rental stations will grow. Next year, the amount of available bike rental stations will increase to 36, and the amount of available bike – to 300.

 

Those wishing to use the service will have to pay a registration fee worth 20 litas. The first half hour of rental will be free. The second half hour will cost 0.45 euros, the third – 1.45 Euros, the fourth – 3.5 euros.

 

Cyclists will be able to use the system by connecting their Vilnietis card or with a CycloCity card, which will cost 8.7 euros. The rental fees will be paid out of this initial value. This bicycle rental model was first introduced in Vilnius in 2003. Similar systems now exist in Paris, Dublin, Brussels and 64 other cities around the world.






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