Beat Sydney’s traffic blues on a bike
SYDNEYSIDERS are getting ready to say goodbye to their transport woes next month, when the harbour city’s first dockless bikeshare venture is set to launch.
ReddyGo, a Sydney venture backed by China’s Bluegogo, will bring thousands of bikes over the coming months that can be unlocked by users with a smartphone app and cost $A1.99 (R19.35) for 30 minutes.
“Dockless bike share has the potential to transform travel in our city,” a ReddyGo spokesperson told Fairfax Media.
“The first 160 bikes were shipped from China yesterday, but the plan is to put 6 000 bikes on greater Sydney’s streets within six months.”
Founder Donald Tang, who has lived in Sydney for 12 years, came up with the idea after the frustration of continually being late, the University of Technology Sydney graduate said.
Inspired by a former classmate back in Anhui province, who was listed by Forbes Magazine’s as one of China’s “elite entrepreneurs under 30.” ReddyGo bikes will be supplied by Binsen Tang’s Bluegogo. – Xinhua