Using the city bike rental Muscovites made four million trips

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A record 4 million trips made by the residents and guests of Moscow on urban bikes this season, it’s more the previous season of the bike by almost 2 million, reported RIA news Deputy mayor for transport Maxim Liksutov.

«More than 4 million trips made on a city bike. The bike rental season will end November 1, but now it became a record number of trips. For comparison, last year Muscovites and guests of the city took advantage of the bike rental 2.4 million times,» he said.

As shared by the head of Department, the figure of 4 million has exceeded the «wildest expectations». «In the beginning of the season we thought that by the end of the number of trips will reach 3 million», — said the Deputy mayor.

Liksutov explained that the number of trips increased due to increase in the number of stations of rent — for the season the Muscovites are available over 4 thousand bikes at 430 stations. The rentals appear near the metro stations and MCC, close to parks and in remote areas of the city where people have a need for a convenient and environmentally friendly transport.

«City bike rental allows you to rent a bike in one place and return in another. It is in the minds of Muscovites bike is not only an element of entertainment but also a vehicle convenient for short trips,» — said Liksutov.