Bike-shar­ing firm Mo­bike rolls out in Sydney

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SYDNEY: Chi­nese bike-shar­ing giant Mo­bike is the lat­est com­pany to of­fer the al­ter­na­tive mode of trans­port for Aus­tralian com­muters fac­ing high-den­sity de­vel­op­ment.

The Beijing-based com­pany will ini­tially put 500 bikes on the city’s roads, where users will be able to ac­ti­vate the ve­hi­cles with their mo­bile de­vices and ride them for free with a one-Aus­tralian dol­lar de­posit in November.

Speak­ing at the launch event down­town in front of the Mu­seum of Sydney, Mo­bike Aus­tralia Gen­eral Man­ager Mina Nada said the roll­out will be at the city’s Green Square area, where there will be many com­muters fac­ing packed buses and trains.

“In con­sul­ta­tion with the City of Sydney, we’ve heard that there was a real crunch on avail­abil­ity of pub­lic trans­port ... Green Square is go­ing to be Aus­tralia’s most densely pop­u­lated area. So we’re ser­vic­ing a pop­u­la­tion that is un­der-ser­viced with trans­porta­tion op­tions and also has a va­ri­ety of so­cioe­co­nomic lev­els,” Nada said.

There are more than 4,000 dock­less bikes in Sydney with other op­er­a­tors in­clud­ing Reddy Go, oBike, Air­bike and ofo, ac­cord­ing to a City of Sydney spokesman. — Xin­hua

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