We look forward to working with more cities across the nation to make cycling the most convenient, affordable, and environmentally friendly transportation option for residents and tourists alike.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB)
September 20, 2017
Mobike, the world’s largest smart bike sharing company, launches today in Washington D.C. with an initial placement of dockless bikes based in key downtown locations. The expansion – planned collaboratively with City leaders and planners – marks the company’s first foray into the United States and brings the total number of cities with a Mobike presence to over 180 in less than eighteen months.
The bikes are powered by unique high-tech features including smart-lock technology, non-puncture airless tires, bike status sensors and built-in GPS locators. Users simply download the Mobike app, find a nearby Mobike and scan its QR code to unlock and ride. Changes were made to the Bike to specifically serve D.C., including the shape of the bike itself and the addition of several gears.
“We are thrilled to call Washington D.C. Mobike’s first home in North America,” said Hu Weiwei, Cofounder and President of Mobike. “Mobike is committed to developing a global bike share culture by collaborating closely with cities, and the U.S. capital is key in achieving this. We look forward to working with more cities across the nation to make cycling the most convenient, affordable, and environmentally friendly transportation option for residents and tourists alike.”
Members of Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bower’s Administration welcomed Mobike as D.C.’s first dockless bike share program. Unlike many American bike share programs, Mobike has no need for public funding. Mobike is also a pioneer in using GPS technology to leverage real-time trip and city data to better serve users and cities. The company uses data analytics to not only monitor the health of each bike and allocate their fleet across the city depending on traffic, weather and other variables – but also to support city planners, local businesses and authorities in a variety of smart urban planning projects.
Rachel Song, General Manager of Mobike U.S., added:
“We are working with a number of cities across the…