Prague starts free bike rental for prepaid transit card holders

Published: 29.11.2021 Related countries:  Czech Republic Czech Republic

The Czech capital introduced a new environmentally friendly mean of public transportation for its residents.

The City of Prague has launched a pilot project which enables residents to use shared bikes for free. All they need is an electronic prepaid fare for the Prague public transport on the Lítačka travel card. The project and its benefits were described by Deputy Mayor for Transport Adam Scheinherr:

“We think it is another added service that we can offer to our customers within the Prague public transport. It is one of the services that can enable them to travel the last couple of kilometres from the last metro station or from the last tram stop more easily. They can cover the last mile by bike, so it is easier for them to get to the desired destination.”

Adam Scheinherr sees the free bike rental as this a way to encourage Prague resident to use bicycles more frequently.

“It is mainly for the customers who have prepaid annual or monthly tickets. If they want to be more physically active or if they simply want to make a change, and instead of going the last stop by metro or tram or bus, they want to use a bike, it is free for them. If we look at cities to the west from the Czech Republic, this service is usually included in the public transport. So, we just took the inspiration and now we’ll have to wait and see whether our citizens will like it.”

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Source: Radio Prague International