City Series: MonacoSeptember 23, 2020 — Cities, Articles
PBSC URBAN SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES FULLY ELECTRIC BIKE-SHARE SOLUTION IN MONACO
PBSC Urban Solutions, the leading global provider of sustainable urban mobility solutions, is proud to introduce state-of-the-art electric pedal-assist bikes to the Principality of Monaco after being selected to redesign their current bike-share system.
The BOOST e-bike has been specially selected for its renowned pedal-assist technology that will transport riders with ease as they traverse the Principality’s hilly terrain. With the total rollout slated at 300 BOOST e-bikes and 35 smart charging stations, the bike-share network will be expanded to encompass the entirety of Monaco.
The existing system will be rebuilt from the ground up, with a completely new technology and rebranding in line with the high standards of Monaco. The MonaBike system offers several brand-new features to optimize user experience. Our mobile app, with real-time mapping of stations and bike rental features, makes it easy for riders to locate and rent the nearest available e-bike. The new QR code on the e-bike will allow users to rent and return a bike faster through their smartphone! PBSC will also be offering its unique valet station feature, whereby bikes can be relocated and rented out independently of stations. This feature will be particularly useful in prestigious events host by the city such as the world-famous Formula 1 Grand Prix.
PBSC is working directly with CAM, Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco, to enable residents and commuters to take full advantage of all resources available to them through Monaco’s public transportation network. The project represents a key part of the Principality’s Smart City program, promoting low-carbon mobility. By the end of the summer, the MonaBike network will be integrated into a multimodal transportation app, encouraging the use of soft and shared mobility.
PBSC’s BOOST e-bikes, one of the most advanced micromobility solutions, will bridge any gaps that exist in the current transportation infrastructure, easing the journey for all. MonaBike is also being compatible with the current transit card, allowing users to rent and return bikes. Some of the stations will be placed in underground parking lots, inviting commuters to park their cars and hop in the saddle, effectively solving the First Mile/Last Mile problem.