Rekola

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Rekola
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Rekola in front of Czech National Library of Technology, Prague
Overview
LocalePrague, Czech Republic and other 8 cities
Transit typeBicycle sharing system
Daily ridership4,700 (2018)
Operation
Began operation2013
Number of vehicles1,000 (2018)

Rekola is bicycle sharing system in the Czech Republic. It started in 2013 as a small project in Prague.[1] In 2018, it was operating in 8 Czech cities and in Finnish city Vaasa. In 2018, Rekola is operating around 1000 bikes, while almost half of them (450) are located in Prague. Daily ridership in 2018 was 4,700 people.[2] The pink bikes do not have any docks, which makes the system five times cheaper than traditional dock system.[3] The bikes can be unlocked through an official app or SMS.[4]

Locations[edit]

Saddles of Rekola bikes, 2018


Czech Republic[edit]

Rekola has currently bike sharing systems in 8 Czech cities. The list shows approximate number of bikes in each city in 2018.

City Launch Termination Number of bikes Notes
Prague 2013 450 There are also 20 Skateboards and 15 Kick scooters (2018)
Brno 2014 ?
Pardubice 2014 2016
České Budějovice 2015[5] 100 (2018)
Hradec Králové 2015 2016
Olomouc 2014 70
Teplice 2017 40 (2018)
Kladno 2017 2017
Liberec 2018 70
Ostrava 2018 180 (2018)
Frýdek-Místek 2018 60
Mladá Boleslav 2019 60
Písek 2019 60 Trial operation between June – November 2019

Outside of the Czech Republic[edit]

City Country Launch Termination Number of bikes Notes
Vaasa Finland 2018 60 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rekola – bike-sharing scheme". inherit.eu. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Rekola". facebook.com. Retrieved 1 December 2018.[non-primary source needed]
  3. ^ "Rekola Bike Sharing: Solution for Large and Medium-Sized Cities". European Commission. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  4. ^ "The Social Impact City Guide to Prague". thegoodglobe.com. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Rekola – bike-sharing". Budějce.cz. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Czech bike-sharing Rekola expanded to Finland". CEE Transport. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 1 December 2018.

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