People in Gibraltar are being encouraged to leave their cars at home for environmental reasons and use one of the new bicycles which are available under the ‘Redibike’ scheme which has just been launched. This is also seen as an excellent way for tourists to move around the Rock and for cross-border workers to commute to and from the frontier. The scheme is the latest in the government’s Sustainable Transport Plan.
There are 105 bicycles available in 120 docking points at 13 locations between the airport and New Mole House, and they can be used 24 hours a day as they are fitted with lights. They also have a carrier, locking device, bell and protected driveshaft propulsion system to reduce potential mechanical problems.
An interactive map of docking station locations, together with registration information can be easily accessed on the scheme’s website www.redibike.gi. The website also allows users to see how many bicycles are available at each docking station and how many free docks are available to return the bicycles.
Users are allowed to rent up to three bicycles simultaneously at any given time. There is also an App available for Android and iOS systems from the respective App stores.
Gibraltar’s Minister for Infrastructure, Paul Balban, said at the official launch that not only will the ‘Redibike’ scheme help encourage the use of alternative and sustainable modes of travel, but it will also help keep the local population fit and healthy.
Further information about the bicycle share scheme can be obtained by phoning (+350) 200 47000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org