One of EU’s largest electric bike-sharing systems launched in Gdańsk – Gdynia – Sopot Metropolitan Area

March 2019 saw the launch of what is to become one of the largest electric bicycle sharing systems in Europe. The system, called MEVO, launched as a single public bike sharing scheme in the 14 cities and communes of the Gdańsk – Gdynia – Sopot Metropolitan Area in Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.

Free-floating system

The electric bike can be used by residents and tourists visiting Gdańsk, Gdynia, Sopot, Tczew, Puck, Reda, Kartuzy, Sierakowice, Somonino, Stężyca, Władysławowo, Żukowo, Pruszcz Gdański and Rumia. The bikes can be collected from any of 660 bicycle stations spread across 6 cities and municipalities in the Metropolitan Area. Renting and returning bicycles to any of these stations is at no extra charge. Bicycles can also be returned outside the designated parking stations; for an additional fee of PLN 3, bicycles can be returned anywhere within the area of use (the boundaries of individual cities), as long as they are left in a public place and do not hinder other users of public space. Cyclists that rent a bicycle from any location outside the 660 stations and who return it back to one of the stations, earn a bonus in the form of a 2 Zlotys (0.47 euro) top-up.

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