PBSC City Series: ValenceOctober 02, 2020 — Cities, Articles
We updated their older bike-share system by increasing the amount of mechanical bikes and adding e-bikes and e-Stations to the mix. We also modernized the management tools and migrated member data to our software.
Bicing: Bike Sharing in Barcelona Launch in 2019
PBSC & Pedalem teams were on-site to personally deliver barcelonians the best that bike share has to offer – 54 days to roll-out 6,000 bikes and 500 smart stations.
“This new service places Barcelona as a reference in sustainable transport models. It is a relevant milestone in our commitment to developing mobility solutions committed to the environment and offering citizens a differentiated and reliable service.”
Making Of Bicing
First station in Barcelona
Bicing just over a year later - 2020
The success of the PBSC-powered BICING is all in the numbers. In its first year, the public bike-share program recorded a 9 percent increase in ridership. It represents 11,000 more users, over the previous period. Access to bike sharing in Barcelona also increased significantly. At launch, the new BICING was able to venture into 11 new territories within Barcelona. And in some neighbourhoods where bike-share was already present, the number of smart stations almost doubled, giving residents living outside the city centre more transportation options for their daily commute.
An electric bike is used by nine cyclists every day, while a mechanical bike has six cyclists on a daily basis. And the electric bike rides a lot more: 750 km per month on average instead of 320 km. The average age of Bicing subscribers is 39. We are proud to provide Barcelonians with our modern, eco-friendly, urban mobility solution.
“These are not drivers who have abandoned their cars to take the bike. There are some of them, but the vast majority of users of electric or mechanical bicycles are public transport users. In fact, they combine it with bus, metro and bicycle.”