22 Mar 19

Barcelona expands bikesharing system

Barcelona is expanding its bikesharing system, tripling its electric bikes from 300 to 1,000 and adding 95 mechanic bikes, bringing the total to 519.

The expansion came in addition to the update of the old bikesharing system. The 2,490 bicycles and 198 Bicing stations have been replaced by a new service since January 12. The new design and operation system allow people to reserve bikes up to 5 minutes in advance, and the bikes will be available 24 hours. 

Although the new system is operating at the same volume as the old system at the moment, an average of 104 new users are registering every day, which is slightly more in comparison to the rate when only the old Bicing system was operating. 

Authored by: Fien Van den steen