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City lowers prices for Zurich Velopalast

The city Council reduced the price of the annual subscription in the bike station at Zurich Central railway station by a third. As he writes today, Wednesday, in a message to a subscription since 1. January 2020 is only 120 francs in costs, instead of 180 francs.

With the price reduction, the city government is trying to increase the utilization of the underground facility. Today, this is only at around 55 percent, which corresponds to the expectations of the city. "The original prognosis was that to pay the Subscription in the first five years of operation (2017-2022) continuously would increase," writes the city Council. But that was not in the first two years of operation since the opening of the 14 million francs expensive construction of the case.

The target was missed because the Council still called for a "needs-oriented offer of free Bicycle Parking places at the Central railway station," writes the city Council. Then, the above-ground has not been lifted free veloplätze as planned. Today they are still crowded, while it would have underground space.

No operation

the ceiling is another point for the poor utilization of the high price for a Set of bicycles was, according to the city. In a nationwide comparison, the Velostation in Zurich, belonged as yet to the most expensive. This is changing now with the price cut, at least for the yearly subscriptions. Per day the velopark house costs on the HB continues to 2 francs. Overall, the city is shown but with the operations of the system are satisfied. The users appreciated the offer and the direct access to the tracks (why such access is important, read here).

The new pricing regime has also consequences on the cost of coverage. Unlike originally planned, it will not be covered by the operation for the city in the future by revenue.

What the Bicycles at the Zurich HB are used, and why? Video: Lea Blum/Sacha Black (sip)

Created: 04.12.2019, 12:34 PM

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