Four months after their arrival in Antwerp, the electric shared bicycles of Donkey Republic are still present in the 32 municipalities of the Antwerp Transport Region. The nearly 250 hubs in the municipalities will be supplemented in the first few months.
Meanwhile, there are 1650 orange shared bicycles in the Antwerp Transport Region. Exact figures of use are not yet available, but on average about 80 people use a bicycle per day. It must be concluded that the network of recent months was not as broad as it is now.
However, the expectation that the Donkey Republic shared bicycles will be a success is high. “The most recent figures show that shared bicycles are becoming more common in Flanders. With a basic network of 1,650 electric shared bicycles, we can ensure that long commuting distances are also feasible,” says Flemish Minister of Mobility Lydia Peeters (Open Vld).
In the meantime, the bicycle sharing system has also been extended to the Waasland. The first bikes were broken in in Beveren on Thursday. pvdp