City Series: MonacoSeptember 23, 2020 — Cities, Articles
PBSC URBAN SOLUTIONS SELECTED TO INTRODUCE MODERNMOST BIKE SHARING SOLUTION TO BUENOS AIRES AND SANTIAGO
We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected to bring its award-winning bike-sharing solutions to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile marking the company’s expansion to yet another unique part of the world. As the second and sixth most populous cities in South America, Buenos Aires and Santiago join a list of cities across Brazil – São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Salvador, Porto Alegre and Vila Velha – which have all seen PBSC solutions deployed in the last 12 months alone.
Excitement awaits users on both sides of the Andes
The latest deployment in South America will consist of 4,000 of the industry-leading ICONIC model bikes distributed throughout 400 solar powered stations with lit smart map frames within Buenos Aires, as well as 3,850 FIT bikes and over 350 solar powered stations in Santiago, all of which are expected to be fully installed beginning of 2019. With the 8,000 bikes already on the streets of Brazil, this brings to over 16,000 the total of PBSC bikes available across South America.
This latest foray is the result of the continued collaborative efforts between PBSC and operator Tembici., a Brazilian company specialized in the operation of bike sharing systems and the largest company in the industry in South America. Our partnership has also been instrumental in the much anticipated and highly successful rollout of bike share networks throughout six cities across Brazil.
By implementing this new system, PBSC is responding directly to the increased needs of the citizens, offering them the latest in technology and ergonomic design. The systems will maintain compatibility with local transit cards and the user-friendly interface will ensure a seamless transition.
We are feeling the love in South America these days and are thrilled to be part of the urban mobility movement that is taking the continent by storm.