Moscow Joins World Cities with Bike Share Program
MOSCOW, Russia – Next to London, Paris, New York and other major cities across the world also Moscow recently launched its bike-share program. Throughout the center of the Russian Capital, thirty stations containing a total of 220 red city bikes are installed.
A Czech company provided the bikes, stations, and support. The system resembles the Citi Bike program launched in New York a few weeks ago. Moscow’s Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development worked with its counterparts in New York, London, and Copenhagen as it developed its program.
Moscow’s and Russia’s aggressive traffic poses a limitation to the usage of the 220 bikes. But this doesn’t prevent that rental bike programs are popping up in other major Russian cities too like St. Petersburg.