City of Rijeka launches public docked e-bike scheme
Posted: 13 March 2020 | Sam Mehmet (Intelligent Transport)
The e-bike scheme is intended to promote green travel between European Capital of Culture 2020 events and exhibitions which are being held across the city.
Credit: City of Rijeka
Residents and tourists in Rijeka, Croatia – the European Capital of Culture 2020 – now have access to public docked e-bikes after the launch of the new scheme ‘RiCikleta’.
E-bike terminals are available at four locations in the city, each of which have seven bikes that are equipped with a software system that allows them to be rented via a mobile app. In addition, the terminals serve as a bicycle charger.
The price is 10 kuna per hour (approximately £1.15) and the maximum time for continuous use of the e-bike is three hours. Before the expiry of the three-hour period, the cyclist is required to return the bicycle to one of the four existing stations situated around the city. The electric bicycles can be used within the administrative boundaries of the City of Rijeka.
RiCikleta is a project of the City of Rijeka whose total value amounts to 1.3 million kuna. 200,000 kuna of the total value was co-financed by the Ministry of Tourism of Croatia and the rest was provided from the budget of the city.
Launching the project in the city centre, Deputy Mayor Marko Filipović stressed that with RiCikleta, Rijeka joins the cities that promote urban micromobility and that local authorities will consider expanding the project in accordance with citizens’ reactions.