for Years, Zurich lacked a Rental and is now the largest rental network of Switzerland here, all of a sudden. The Publibike-supply of the city of Zurich will be expanded in the direction of the East, beyond the city limits. Dübendorf, Opfikon, Wallisellen and Kloten have decided that the bike-sharing System in their communities. It is planned to Start in September 2019, as a number of tenders on the tender platform Simap.
it should Start with 19 bike stations that were evenly distributed over the four municipalities, says Sarah Keller, Veloverantwortliche of the city of Opfikon. This means: Kloten five, Dübendorf five, Opfikon five and Wallisellen four. In addition, approximately 80 additional bicycles would be integrated into the Zurich Publibike network, the half of them E-Bikes. "Such a rental system is an important addition to our transport system, particularly at the last mile," says Keller. It is meant for short-haul routes, where public TRANSPORT access is poor. Longer rides up in the inner city of Zurich, or back, but these were not excluded, and especially with E-Bikes is feasible.
Similar sounds in Wallisellen. "From here it is not far to Zurich," says Marcel Amhof, communication Manager of the municipality. "With the new rental system, you can travel to schwamendingen and Oerlikon in the market." It was important for the four municipalities, with each other arrange, not each introduces a separate rental system. The would not be profitable. Only a cross-border, and user-friendly System is goal-oriented. Therefore, only the Postbus, a subsidiary of Publibike has come into question.
idea has been around for longer
a total of 19 planned stations are all located on public land. "Currently, Publibike will also examine whether there could be more stations on private premises, for example, in the case of companies," says Martin Kunz, city clerk from Dübendorf. The cost for all municipalities per year CHF 20'000.
the idea of The Veloverleihs in the Glattal ferments for a long time. "The first discussions took place about a year ago," says post-car-speaker Urs Bloch. The bicycles in the municipalities would be the same as in the city of Zurich. Expansions in the city, close to agglomeration municipalities be especially interesting for you, if you already have a strong root network to exist, and this was given in Zurich.
Regardless of the Glattal-extension Publibike have expanded in the last year of his deal in Oerlikon, says Bloch. Starting in March would have realized in addition, stations in Affoltern and schwamendingen. The maintenance should continue to perform the Team of the Social institutions and establishments in the city of Zurich (SEB). You will be informed of the extension and check if it will also take over the maintenance in the Glattal, say, the SEB upon request.
It is not, of course, if today Kloten rejoices, that its inhabitants "with Publibike received the direct connection to the largest cycle hire network in Switzerland". Because the Zurich bike rental system launched in the city with a huge delay. Only about eleven years after, the municipal Council had entrusted the Council with the preparation of an urban rental system, rolled 2018, the first Publibikes on Zurich's streets. And the Start-up had a false start: The locks could be cracked, the bikes had to be withdrawn last August for several weeks from the traffic to close the security gap. (Tages-Anzeiger)
Created: 12.02.2019, 13:15 PM