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April 6, 2021 12:14 pm

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This season, one thousand new bicycles and 67 more rental stations will become available to the townspeople.

Bicycle rental points have opened in the capital. This year they started work earlier than usual – the snow on the streets has already melted, and forecasters predict a warm spring.

This season, for Muscovites, one thousand new bicycles will be added to rental points, half of which are electric. Also, 67 additional stations will be installed in different parts of the city. Electric bike rental will appear in many regions. The exact addresses can be viewed at online map.

For the convenience of cyclists, up to 100 kilometers of new temporary dedicated lanes will be equipped in the center of the capital and in the Akademichesky, Maryino, Otradnoye and Strogino districts. They will be laid in such a way that the bike network is connected, comfortable and safe.

“The year of the pandemic has shown that bicycles are one of the safest and most sought-after modes of transport. Moreover, in almost all cities – from London and Montreal to Madrid and Shanghai. In 2020, residents made 5.7 million trips using the city service – a record. At the end of last year, the geography of Velobike expanded: in 89 Moscow districts it was possible to rent a bicycle. In November, 662 points worked for Muscovites, where in total there were 6.5 thousand bicycles, ”said the head of the Moscow

Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov.

The head of the department also added that this year it is planned to increase the number of stations in new areas and expand the fleet of electric bicycles.

The city bike rental service appeared in 2013. During this time, the number of bicycles and the number of trips increased significantly. Over the past season, citizens made 5.7 million trips.

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