- Cyclocity is the ideal partner to existing transport infrastructures in cities and, as a result, it is becoming an increasingly international scheme, moving on from its development in France.
The bikes allow users to reach public transport, to start or finish a journey and is the ideal link between two modes of transport or two stops which are a little further away from each other. Users have the ability to use their public transport card as identification for access to the system. For example, in Paris, Navigo ® pass holders make up more than 40% of the bike hire population.
"I finish work at Villeurbanne Town Hall at 5pm. I take a bike because there is a station just outside my work, and cycle to Part-Dieu station where I catch a train home to Saint-Germain-en-Mont-d'Or," Colette, 48, Lyon.
A network map is available for each city on the service website. Users can locate at a glance the stations which are nearest to their home, their place of work, public transport, leisure facilities, etc.
An iPhone and Android application called "AllBikesNow" has been developed to enable users to find the nearest station, check on bike availability, look at a network map, etc and covers all the bike services managed by Cyclocity!
"I always have my iPhone with me so with the "AllBikesNow app", I always have the network map in my pocket! It’s really handy for when I’m in part of town I don’t know well.” Godfroy, 31, Paris.
Cyclocity helps reduce carbon emissions and eases traffic flow. Special attention is given to each city’s initiatives in support of Agenda 21.