A new bike-sharing service began operations in Reykjavík yesterday. A hundred bicycles will be stationed at more than 40 locations, where people can pick up or drop off their bikes. An app will tell you where the next free bike is and users can ride for free for the first week.
Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson, director of the city‘s committee of planning and transport Sigurborg Ósk Haraldsdóttir, and director of the committee of environment and health Líf Magneudóttir were the first to try out the bikes. According to a press release, users will get to ride for free for the first week.
The bike sharing service is part of the international Donkey Republic brand, but the Icelandic system is run by Framúrskarandi ehf according to a service agreement with the city. The bikes will be available for rent by the hour, or you can get a monthly or yearly subscription. „We believe that cycling and other micro-mobility solutions are the future of public transport,“ says Eyþór Máni Steinarsson, project manager.“Cycling will reduce traffic, is more environmentally friendly and allows you to exercise as you get between places.”