REKOLA – bike-sharing scheme

//REKOLA – bike-sharing scheme

REKOLA – bike-sharing scheme

REKOLA – bike-sharing scheme
Brief Description REKOLA is a bike-sharing scheme that was started in Prague in 2013, and has now expanded operations to 6 Czech cities. Unlike most other bike-sharing schemes, REKOLA does not use fixed bike racks to park their bikes. Instead, they allow their easily identifiable, refurbished pink-coloured bikes to be haphazardly locked to public infrastructure (railings, street lamps etc.) by combination locks. The numeric combination for bike unlocking could be obtained from REKOLA website or using a dedicated app (Android app has now >10 000 downloads and is used for unlocking by about 50% of all users) or via text. Starting from March 2017 all the refurbished bikes in Prague and Brno were replaced by new ones (550 in total in the two cities). Some bikes (all in Prague and Brno) are equipped with GPS. Bikes can be returned almost anywhere in designated zone in respective city by locking them up securely to public infrastructure, subject to some limitations and extra fees for doing so.
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European Country/Countries Czech Republic
Field Moving: Cycling
Type Product
Impact Health, Environmental sustainability
Status Ongoing
Target Group General population
Evaluation No
Level Local
INHERIT Perspective This initiative has been chosen for inclusion because it has a win-win potential. It improves health through increased physical activity of bike-sharing users, who will not otherwise be able to bike, and by replacing motor-based journeys for bike rides, reduction in emissions, congestions and noise benefits to the local environment. It makes possible a change to the environmental STATE and at the same time it has a clear influence on EXPOSURE through promoting active mobility and consequently aiming to change BEHAVIOUR.
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Relevant links https://www.rekola.cz/
Contact info@rekola.cz
2018-11-25T22:18:01+01:00April 26, 2017|practices|0 Comments