Aarhus City Bikes

Aarhus Bycykler
Bycykler i stativ i Århus.jpg
Overview
LocaleAarhus, Denmark
Transit typeBicycle sharing system
Number of stations52
WebsiteMunicipal Bycykel Website
Operation
Began operationMarch 2004
Operator(s)Aarhus Municipality
Number of vehicles450

Aarhus Bycykler (colloq Bycyklen) is a municipal bicycle sharing system located in Aarhus, Central Region, Denmark. It consists of 450 bicycles at 52 hubs located in the Midtbyen, the University Campus and Trøjborg areas of the city.[1][2]

The system is operated by Aarhus Municipality using equipment developed by CIOS ApS. The system is free to use requiring a DKK 20 kr. deposit, is maintained by unemployed citizens through municipal work programs and is partially funded through advertising. Due to the hilly terrain of the city all bikes have gears and in 2014 it will gradually transition to lighter aluminum models.

The blue city bikes were removed in 2022 and replaced by orange shared bikes, which are provided by company Donkey Republic.

History

In 2004 Aarhus Municipality put a bicycle sharing program for the city of Aarhus up for a public bid but it was eventually decided to instead run it as public municipal program. The system officially launched in 2004 with 160 bicycles and has since been expanded in stages over the following years. In 2013 a delegation from St. Petersburg visited Aarhus to review the system.[2]

External links

  • Official website in English
  • Tourist Information

References

  1. ^ "Russisk Delegation på Besøg" (in Danish). Aarhus Municipality. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Baggrund" (in Danish). Aarhus Municipality. Archived from the original on 19 April 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
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