The Department of Transport in Danang is collecting opinions from the locals and tourists about the demand, routes, and payment preferences for smart public bicycle rental.
Public bicycle sharing in Hoi An
The authorities will gather opinions for a month before submitting a report for the city people's committee's approval. The pilot project will be carried out in Hai Chau, Ngu Hanh Son and Son Tra districts.
In the first phase, there will be 30 to 40 stations installed with five to 10 bicycles each depending on demand. The stations will be placed on key roads and near bus stations to better connect with the city's public transit system and popular destinations.
Bike-exclusive lanes will be designated on Bach Dang, Tran Phu, Nguyen Van Linh, Hung Vuong, Le Duan, Tran Hung Dao, Vo Nguyen Giap, Pham Van Dong, Vo Van Kiet and Nguyen Van Thoai streets.
Users can download a mobile app and use QR code to unlock the bicycle. Users can pay for the service by hour, day or month, with cash or online payments at the stations. They will have to pay extra fees if they do not return the bicycles to the stations.
The number of personal vehicles in Danang has grown at 12% per year on average for cars and 10.5% per year for motorbikes. It is forecasted that from 2016 to 2020, Danang will have to face more severe traffic jams and the situation will worsen if the authorities do not have urgent management measures.
Hoi An city in the central province of Quang Nam on June 3 launched a pilot bicycle sharing programme in cooperation with the German Development Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and Health Bridge Canada.
Traveling on a bike can be a fun and rewarding way to get to know a place, and you don’t have to be an avid cyclist to do so. You can make your cycling holiday as leisurely or challenging as you want.