As app-based taxi services have became hugely popular amongst people, many start-ups are now turning to provide dockless bicycle rental services for commuters in Bengaluru for last-mile connectivity.
The dockless bicycle service helps users find cycles parked at the nearby bicycle station, scan their QR codes to unlock them and ride them to reach their designated locations.
Here's more about it.
Bengaluru to get app-based cycle services soon
We have more than 1,000 cycles in Bengaluru: Zoomcar
Zoomcar's CEO and co-founder of Greg Moran said, "We have more than 1,000 cycles in Bengaluru and the response has been overwhelming so far."
Moran said, "The point-to-point nature of the service offers significant flexibility to the end user. People are happy using PEDL as an eco-friendly transportation mode for short trips, be it for shopping or commuting to work."
After Zoomcar, many start-ups are planning to launch their services
Recently, Zoomcar started its cycle rental service, PEDL, in HSR Layout, Koramangala and IISc campus.
Other dockless cycle-sharing start-ups that are planning to launch their services in Bengaluru are Mobycy, Yulu, Mobike, Ofo, Ola Pedal, SmartBike, Enfrein iBike, ParXsys MoBliT Systems, Hero and Green Wheel Ride.
A PEDL customer said, "I pick up the cycle from HSR Layout, and enjoy riding to keep fit."
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Rented cycle service to become popular because of city's climate
According to experts, the rented cycle service facilities provided by the companies will become popular in the city because of its pleasant climate, clogged roads and expansion of cycle tracks.
Further, as per a study conducted by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in 2014, it was revealed that cycle ownership in the city has reduced from 29% in 2001 to 23% in 2011.
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