European Bike Share Operators Join Cycling Industries Europe
BRUSSELS, Belgium – Leading European bike share operators and suppliers – Donkey Republic, Mobike, Moventia, nextbike, PBSC, Ride on, Smoove and Jump by Uber – have joined forces to form an Expert Group under Cycling Industries Europe (CIE). Providing bike share services in more than 300 cities with 63 million rides in 2018 in Europe the Expert Group forms a powerful advocacy for the sector.
The bike share sector is expected to grow from the current 3-5 vehicles per 1000 residents in major European cities to 10-20 vehicles per 1000 residents in the next five years representing a growth of 20-30 percent per year.
‘Changing active mobility landscape’
Sebastian Schlebusch, Chair of Bike Sharing Expert Group and Director of International Business Development at nextbike “I am very pleased to start our collaboration and form a leadership group for the bike sharing sector in Europe. Together we represent the leading investors in our industry, creating innovative transport solutions and thousands of green, sustainable jobs. We look forward to working with cities and policy makers to support them in the rapidly changing active mobility landscape.”
Place on Europe’s mobility agenda
Lauha Fried, Policy Director at Cycling Industries Europe “Our ambition is to make sure that cycling and bike share gets its rightful place on Europe’s mobility agenda. We will start our work by pulling together our expertise, conducting research and collecting key data of the sector along with best practice sharing. We can then use this intelligence for driving the sector forward and providing cities with the best urban mobility solutions.”
Companies who wish to become members of CIE and join the Expert Group are invited to get in contact, or to engage with other Expert Groups which will be created in coming months including Connected Cycling/Intellinegt Transport Systems Group and the Cargo Bike/Cyclelogistics Group. More at cyclingindustries.com