A Dockless Bike-Share System Tested In Minsk

The first dockless bike-share system was launched for testing in Minsk last week. KOLOBIKE will include 3,000 normal bicycles, 300 electric bicycles and 250 electric scooters everywhere around the city.

Android app is here, iOS coming soon!

Bright yellow city bicycles appeared in different spots of the capital last Friday. The bicycles have front and rear lights, a basket, a holder for water bottles and phones.

KOLOBIKE bike-share is currently available on Android only. The launch of the iOS app is planned in mid-July.

The prices for rent of electric bicycles and scooters are 1 Belarusian ruble as deposit and 15 kopecks per minute. An hour’s rent thus costs 10 Belarusian rubles, or less than $5. A normal bicycle costs 2 rubles per hour.

There are no geographic restrictions to riding KOLOBIKE vehicles in Minsk, and rented bikes and scooters can be left at any place in Minsk after use.

The service has registered around 10,000 downloads in the first weekend after the launch – and users have registered numerous problems with the stability of the app, scanning QRs and payments.

“We did beta testing in real life to find out the app’s flaws,” representatives of KOLOBIKE commented. “We apologize for any inconvenience, and we are working to fix things now.”

Fancy testing it, too? Either way, you can always use conventional means of moving around Minsk – ground transport or metro.

Source: TUT.BY