A city, a bike(11/10/2011)
France, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Australia, Japan ... the Cyclocity concept of self-service bicycles has been customised for each city, rolling out across the world!
The colour and branding of bikes and terminals is the most visible part of the customisation of services, but adapting the scheme does not stop there! Each system is designed to match the needs of the city in which it operates. Local geography, demography and even cultural characteristics are taken into account to adapt the self-service bicycles to each town or city.
“The location of the stations is chosen according to local life, residents’ travel habits, roads and existing public transport. In Nantes, even the tram timetables have been taken into account!” Thomas Valeau, Customer service department Cyclocity Manager.
This careful planning ensures that Cyclocity promotes interchangeability between all means of transport available to users.
Each self-service bicycle location is chosen to cover the major traffic areas in the city. The distance between each station varies between 300 and 400 metres, roughly a 3- or 4- minute walk.
Season tickets are often combined with local public transport subscription systems.In the Ile-de-France region in France, users may activate their subscription by using their Navigo® pass. In Japan, the PASSCA card performs the same function.