Bike-sharing in the New Territories

Hong Kong’s first bike-sharing service launches

Gobee.bike CEO & Co-Founder, Raphael Cohen
Gobee.bike CEO & Co-Founder, Raphael Cohen

Last month, GoBee.bike became Hong Kong’s first bike-sharing system. More than 1,000 bikes were spread out across Ma On Shan, Sha Tin and Tai Po – the number is expected to increase to 20,000 by July.

The service allows users to rent bikes for $5 per hour conveniently through a mobile app. The app uses a map to locate nearby bikes which can be unlocked by scanning a QR code. Once done renting, users won’t need to drop off the bike at designated locations, instead they can drop them off at any public space that is legal. The app is currently only available for Android but an iOS version will be released soon.

Gobee hasn’t had the smoothest of starts though, some of their bikes were found to be vandalised whilst three bikes were thrown in a river in Sha Tin.

For more information and to start riding, head over to the Gobee.bike website.

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