Convenient and cost-effective
“Bike sharing complements public transport to get people to where they want to go, with more freedom to travel on their own terms.”
László Ivan, Managing Director, Arriva Slovakia
Bike sharing schemes are often associated with large cities, such as London and Berlin, though many smaller cities now enjoy the benefits too. ArrivaBike is a great way to connect people and places easily, especially on short journeys.
Being able to offer partners an innovative multi-modal scheme adds value and gives us competitive advantage. Arriva Slovakia has already seen great success with ArrivaBike in Nitra: the number of rentals has risen from 8,500 last year to 24,000 this year, with 75% of rentals by local people.
We’ve now also been awarded two tenders by the Kia Foundation (owned by Kia Motors Slovakia) for the infrastructure and operations of BikeKIA in Žilina in the north west. BikeKIA registrations opened in February 2019 and we predict the scheme will be a big hit, especially with Žilina’s large student population.