Careem’s upcoming bike-sharing system could be just over the horizon, as its signature green docking stations have now been spotted in popular spots around Dubai.
Signing a deal with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) back in November 2019, new bike-sharing system will use solar-powered smart docking stations – with a few being found in Dubai Media City, Dubai Marina Mall and The Greens.
More stations will be set up throughout the city, as the ride-hailing app is will eventually have 350 stations in total, all to hold 3,500 bikes that can be rented via smartphone.
With bike stations now being set up, we could see the service launch later this year. Stay tuned for further updates.
A smart system will be used to track bicycles, see high occupancy areas and connect all bikes through GPS.
To start, Careem will operate 1,750 bikes and install 175 stations during the first two years, and add up to 3,500 bicycles across 350 smart docking stations in the following five years.
Dubai currently has cycling tracks extending 274km, and RTA will continue to construct a total length of 631.7km by 2023. That’s a lot of ground to cover.
“Careem Bike offers mobility means to riders of buses, metro and tram in Dubai covering the first and last mile. Moreover, biking is a healthy practice that eases the congestion in the city and promotes healthy lifestyles,” said co-founder and CEO of Careem Mudassir Sheikha.
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