Brno is an active supporter of this year’s national ‘Bike to Work‘ competition in May.
The idea of Bike to Work is easy: to get people commuting to and from work by bicycle instead of using their cars. Anyone can take part, as an individual or as a team, competing to cycle as many kilometres as possible.
In line of this year’s competition, the City of Brno has opened its bicycle sharing service for free to support all who want to cycle but do not have an own bike. The free service can be used twice a day for a maximum duration of 30 minutes. Since research results suggest that a typical bike ride within the city takes about 15 minutes, the 30 minute free use time slot is chosen to offer enough time to residents to cycle to their workplace and find a suitable place to park.
Anyone can use the offer by downloading the bicycle sharing app, registering and starting to cycle. If a bicycle is used for more than 30 minutes, charges start with the first minute following the free use time only.
The City of Brno plans to use the information gained by the shared bicycle use to learn more about cyclists’ needs and to improve its cycling infrastructure.