Electric Bicycle Rental Network Throughout the City
New in Jerusalem: For the first time, a unique electric bicycle rental system has been set up
The network will include about 200 bicycles, 120 of which will be electric bicycles, scattered throughout the city at 25 docking stations and serving the city’s residents as well as visitors and tourists, and will allow easy and safe mobility throughout the city.
The goal of the trial period is to improve and streamline the operation of the systems, and during this period users will enjoy a 30% discount on all travel. On weekends, the electric bicycles will operate from four docking stations located in private areas.
This is a project of the Jerusalem Municipality in collaboration with the Ministry of Environmental Protection via the Eden company.
For the benefit of residents and all users of the bicycle services, there will be several means of contacting the operating company in order to report malfunctions in real time or submit suggestions for improving the pilot. Beyond the website, the app, the WhatsApp service and an email address for inquiries, a 24-hour service center will operate. The app and the website will offer service in five languages – Hebrew, Arabic, English, Russian and French, and will also offer a unique digital chip service for customers purchasing an annual membership and who do not own a cell phone.
“We invite Jerusalem’s residents and visitors to come and use the bicycles available throughout the city. Through the pilot, residents will enjoy a fast, safe and efficient bicycle rental service that will significantly improve the lives of residents and the experience of visitors to the city,” according to the municipality.
The municipal network offers a variety of membership plans, the option of purchasing a single ride, and unique discounts to Yerushalmi card holders.
Mayor Moshe Lion: “This is outstanding news for the city’s residents, and, of course, for its visitors as well. We are excited to launch the bicycle rental network, and in fact to be the first city in the country to have an electric bicycle rental network. I invite all residents of the city to take part in the innovative service and enjoy hundreds of bicycles that will operate across the city. Jerusalem will continue working for the wellbeing of its residents and promoting innovative and unique pilots such as this.”