Wrocław Council Eye Huge City-bike Expansion In 2019

According to Gazeta Wyborcza, Wrocław City Council are looking to dramatically upscale the popular city-bike service in 2019.

At the end of 2015, Wrocław's city-bike users had 74 stations and 740 bicycles at their disposal. In 2016 another two stations were added on ul. Strachocińska and where ul. Żmigrodzka and Kasprowicza meet, taking the number of bikes available up to 760. You can see all the stations on a map here

In 2015 a huge upturn in popularity of the service was recorded – between April and the end of November the bikes were used a record 860,000 times by almost 40,000 unique users. The upward trend continued last year and the service could easily break records again this year.

The current contract for running the service ends in November 2018 and information on the bidding process for the new contract will be released in due course. It is thought that the city will put out a tender for a city-bike system that incorporates 200 stations (a huge increase on the 76 that are currently in operation). The number of city-bikes available would also go up to 2,000.

Before deciding where the new docking stations should be located, the city plan consult the residents of Wrocław's various districts.

For info on how to use the current system , check out this article from the Wroclaw Uncut archives.

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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