Public bicycle sharing service launched in Hanoi

Friday, 25/08/2023 16:19
A public bicycle sharing service has been launched in Hanoi in order to keep the capital city clean and green.
The launching ceremony (Source: NDO) 

In the first phase, 1,000 bicycles, including 500 electric bicycles, will be arranged at 79 stations across the city. These bicycle stations are linked to bus stops, public parks and tourist attractions.

The firm will charge VND10,000 for a 30-minute trip on electric bikes and VND5,000 for a 30-minute trip on normal bicycles. Full day hire will cost VND120,000 for an electric bike and VND60,000 for a normal bike.

VOV quoted the saying Do Ba Dan, CEO of Tri Nam JSC, at the opening ceremony that during the 7-day test run starting August 16, as many as 7,454 trips had been recorded, with a combined length of nearly 47,000km. According to calculations, he said bike riders had helped reduce more than 2,844 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere as opposed to traveling by motorcycles.

Nguyen Manh Quyen, deputy head of the Hanoi government, said the city gives priority to achieving the sustainable development goal and improving the quality of life for its people. The use of clean energy vehicles, including bicycles, will help the city reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

The development of the public bicycle sharing service will contribute to improving operational efficiency and diversifying modes of public passenger transport, gradually changing people’s travel habits, and reducing environmental pollution./.

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