Bus users in Cardiff will benefit from a collaboration between bike share operator nextbike and the Cardiff Bus app, developed by passenger.
nextbike will feature on the Cardiff Bus app, which offers access to travelling advice for 53,000 users. The additional service gives the option for bus users to continue their journeys by bike. The app will show available bikes at bays near bus routes across the city.
nextbike, Cardiff Bus and Passenger say the move allows essential workers and post-lockdown passengers more options to control their journeys.
nextbike Managing Director Krysia Solheim says: “This collaboration allws us to empower Cardiff citizens to make more choices about the way they travel, which is going to be even more important moving forward post-lockdown.
“Cycling is going to be a huge part of transport in the future and the more options we can give people to cycle thanks to collaborations like this one can only be a good thing.”
Bicycle use is currently promoted by the UK government as an alternative to public transport. Nextbike says that while it is a reasonably ‘low-risk’ means of transport, it is carrying out enhanced cleaning measures at its warehouses, including sanitising handlebars and computers on all bicycles before they are redistributed.
Operations and Commercial Director at Cardiff Bus Gareth Stevens adds: “Cardiff Bus is thrilled to be able to integrate nextbike locations into our app and website.
“Not only does it give people travelling in Cardiff more options when planning their essential journeys, it also helps to bridge the first mile, last mile gaps, which will help keep our city greener and cleaner in future.”