New bike sharing scheme proposed for downtown HCMC

By Gia Minh  &nbspOctober 4, 2020 | 10:08 am GMT+7
New bike sharing scheme proposed for downtown HCMC

Bikes as a part of a motorcycle sharing scheme seen on the Vietnam Nationwide College – HCMC in Thu Duc District in 2018. Photograph by VnExpress/Pham Phuong.

The municipal Transport Division has proposed a brand new bike sharing scheme for downtown HCMC with 43 stations and 400 bikes to encourage public transportation.

The stations could be situated close to bus stations in District 1 and District 3. Town is already learning the potential of setting a bus precedence lane in District 3, the division has stated in its proposal to town Individuals’s Committee.

Every station would have a 20-30 sq. meter space and host 10-20 bikes. Customers would unlock the bike by downloading the Mobike app on their smartphone, on which they’ll additionally find the closest station.

Customers would arrange an account on the app and may prime it up utilizing their financial institution playing cards, paying VND5,000 (22 U.S. cents) for half-hour.

The division stated that the bike sharing scheme will assist commuters join with different varieties of public transport resembling buses and make it extra handy to make use of public transportation.

The mission would additionally entice personal sector funds to assist strengthen town’s public transportation community.

The division had made an analogous proposal in 2017 for District 1 however it was by no means applied.

In 2018, an organization examined a motorcycle sharing scheme on the Vietnam Nationwide College – HCMC in Thu Duc District, however that mission was not examined wherever else within the metropolis.