Singapore’s bike-sharing startup oBike has officially rolled out its dockless bikes in Indonesia. Residents in Bandung and in areas of Bali including Kuta, Legian and Seminyak will be the first in the country to use the bikes.
For this launch, oBike has partnered with private and public agencies Bandung city government’s transport department, the Indonesian hotel general management association (IHGMA) and Ecotransport.
Charges for the use of each oBike is priced at IDR4,000 (US$0.30) for every 30-minute ride.
“By having this bicycle-sharing solution, oBike provides Balinese and residents in Bandung an alternative mode to commute from home to work, school, and public transport station,” said William T, Country Manager of oBike Indonesia, in an official press statement.
“We developed oBike to provide a sustainable and convenient short-distance commuting solution that will save people time and money, while in the same time, embracing a healthier lifestyle and supporting government’s policy to reduce carbon emission,” he added.
oBike is not the first hi-tech bike-sharing initiative to pop up in Indonesia. Last year, West Java-based startup Banopolis said it would roll out at least 30 stations and 270 bicycles in Bandung. Similar to oBike, it used technologies such as IoT and NFC for its bikes.
oBike is currently available in 20 other countries, including Singapore, Austria, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
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