CHESTNUT - Bike sharing system in Dimitrovgrad: Nearly 1.300 bike rentals in the first 70 days


On September 19th, 2018, Municipality of Dimitrovgrad launched an e-bike sharing system which is one of the pilot actions that will be implemented within the project Chestnut.

 As of December 31, 2018, bikes are rented for 1.246 times, for 1.875 hours. The residents of Dimitrovgrad are able to use 20 electric bicycles until end of May 2019. The working hours for renting a bike is Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 6 PM. Bicycles are available until 4.30pm, so that they can be returned within working hours. Environmentally friendly vehicles are given up to an hour and a half free of charge with the provided ID card data and a completed application, with common rules for operation applied. For this purpose, two locations in the city are provided. "People, especially young ones, enjoy the initiative a lot," says Yasho Minkov,  Deputy Mayor.

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