Bike sharing system launched at Gulf Traffic
Dubai, December 11, 2013
A new bike sharing concept offering a sustainable means of urban transportation around Dubai’s popular tourist and residential areas has been launched at the ongoing Gulf Traffic, a transport infrastructure expo in the emirate.
MoveUs UAE, the company behind the Mibisi Bike Sharing system introduced the concept at the event, with its general manager Ahmed Abdullah Ali Ahli saying: “MoveUs is a new company with a bold ambition to become the leading sustainability mobility operator in the Middle East.
“The Mibisi Bike Sharing system is an initiative that has been implemented successfully by our partner in Valencia, Spain and with the emerging Middle East trends to improve intermodal sustainable transport systems, now is the right time to adapt the same model to this region.”
The Mibisi Bike Sharing system works by setting up bases at different locations of up to 20 bikes each. Users would pre-register and pre-pay hourly to use the bikes before collecting and dropping off at any given base location.
“It’s particularly useful in areas of high tourist congestion, and would be the ideal e-mobility solution for the World Expo 2020 at Dubai World Central. We are now in the process of registering with the Dubai Road and Transport Authority, and Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport, and look forward to participating in public tenders to install the system,” Ahli added.
The 67 Mibisi bike sharing bases in Valencia presently facilitates 450 bicycles, saving municipalities and residents 275,000 litres of petrol or diesel annually and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 541 tonnes.
In addition to Mibisi, MoveUs UAE has a team of consultant engineers engaged in transportation planning and traffic mobility studies. The company plans to introduce other urban mobility solutions across the Middle East, including electric bike and car sharing systems.
Gulf Traffic, which opened on Monday, concludes today (December 11) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. – TradeArabia News Service