Beat Syd­ney’s traf­fic blues on a bike

The Star Early Edition - - OPINION & ANALYSIS -

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

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