Thanks to bicycles, people are accelerating their commute to work, promising to connect shared bicycles and Prague public transport Jan Čižinský | Transport News Pražská Drbna
The capital has launched a pilot project in which holders of an electronic subscription ticket will be able to use fifteen minutes of a shared bike ride up to four times a day for free. According to the mayor of Prague 7, Jan Čižinský (Prague 7 to Myself), the capital promises from this project that people will use shared bicycles instead of cars for short-distance journeys, thus eliminating cars in the metropolis.
Comfortable and the fastest possible movement around Prague
Prague, not only following the example of developed cities, but also on the basis of long-term responses, is trying to find the most attractive combination of different types of movement around the city. According to the mayor of Sedmička, Jan Čižinský, this step should motivate people to use not only public transport, but also other sustainable ways of mobility.
Every owner of a valid electronic subscription ticket for Prague will be able to use the first 15 minutes after renting a bike for free. It will be possible to use this fifteen-minute interval on the Lítačka up to four times a day. He must travel his active account in Lítačka to connect with the applications of Rekola or Nextbike shared bike operators. After logging in, just enter your e-mail and password. If its user does not remember or is not registered yet, its setting can be set to Website Flyers. Adjusting another bike rental is then easy, because the system of connection with Lítačka and thus the right to a free quarter of an hour remembers up to four times a day.
“The last half kilometer, which people, for example, walk, will be able to drive on a shared bike. We promise that in this way we will approach or even overtake the commutes that people would otherwise solve by car.“He said for Prague Gossip Jan Čižinský (Prague 7 to Myself).
The goal is therefore comprehensive services for comfort and the fastest possible movement around Prague. Thanks to modern technologies, it will be possible to connect shared bicycles to Prague Integrated Transport in addition to the metro, trams, buses, trolleybuses, trains, ferries and cable cars.
“Praguers will speed up their journey“
“For example, people who travel to work by subway can travel the last distance on a shared bicycle. This is one of the reasons why Prague has installed additional shared bike stands next to the metro in the past. The people of Prague will speed up their journey. For example, if they enter into the comparator whether they will travel quickly by car or public transport, then they are more likely to be with public transport,“He promises from connecting bikes with public transport Čižinský.
The mayor of Prague is also very happy with the project Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates). “The connection of shared bicycles with coupons on public transport normally works in many foreign cities, so we see no reason why we could not get this bonus for Lítačka for Praguers as well. Bicycles are a useful complementary system of transport in the city, especially at medium and short distances, ” said Hrib.
According to Adam Scheinherr (Prague Sobě), Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Transport, the goal is also to make long-term Prague public transport coupons more attractive. According to him, bicycles and public transport are not excluded and, on the contrary, they can complement each other perfectly.
“That is why we have been adding bicycle stands to metro stations on a large scale, and we are also preparing them at tram interchanges. Taking care of the city is not just about repairing roads, sidewalks and tram lines or building new infrastructure. We have to try new and new things. Especially when something works successfully abroad. Cyklodepo is also great for us, adds Scheinherr.
“Shared bicycles and public transport are not competitive“
The novelty is also welcomed by the founder of Rekola Vítek Ježek, one of the two companies that provide transport by shared rails in Prague. “Since the beginning of Rekol’s operation, we have believed that shared bicycles and public transport are not competitive, but they complement each other perfectly. This was shown, among other things, this summer as part of the closure of the Vyšehrad tunnel, when we were able to use Prague’s alternative bicycle transport for free,“Hedgehog said.”
Nextbike, the second company to share bicycles in metropolitan areas, works with public transport operators around the world. Tomáš Karpov from Nextbike joins the statement that bikesharing should not be taken as a competition of public transport, but rather the opposite.
“In smart cities, this service is a great complement and an extended arm of public transport so that transport around the city is as efficient as possible for citizens, and this project can help a lot. This topic is of interest to more Czech cities and I think that a successful pilot project in Prague would be a great springboard not only for Prague, but also for another city in the Czech Republic,“Karpov said.”
Traffic timing is practical
The capital, on the other hand, is facing major criticism, due to the timing of the start of the project, due to over the winter month, shared bikes are not used as often as in the summer. However, according to Jana Čižinský, the timing is practical. “Now it will be found out how many people use the service, it will be about a little less even due to the time of year, but then it will be time to get everyone together for the reinforcement that comes to visit, ”Čižinský told Pražská Drbna.
“We solve the situation as fast as we can, and I don’t think it’s a pity that it came out on this very date.“Čižinský concluded.