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Mobility operator Transdev and bike-share company Mobike will offer ‘free floating’ bicycles to local authorities in France in a partnership to provide residents with a ‘clean’ last-mile solution.
Transdev says 70% of local authorities in France consider the development of ‘soft’ transportation modes as a priority in the transition to clean energy.
The companies aim to market the Mobike bicycles in more than ten authorities over the next year.
Richard Dujardin, general manager of Transdev France, says: “The partnership with Mobike is a compelling offer in response to the strong demand for bicycles from our public transit authority customers.”
Mobike has operations in 200 cities, including Paris, and is present in countries including the UK, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.
Earlier this year, it partnered with police in Shanghai to implement electronic ‘fences’ that prevent cyclists from parking around People’s Square in Lujiazui and other prohibited areas.