The government plans to roll out its ambitious app based public bicycle-sharing scheme — on the lines of Mysuru’s Trin Trin — by the end of the month. The Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will launch the project together with private partnership.

Bangalore's bicycle sharing system
Bangalore’s bicycle sharing system

The app-based dockless bicycle rental service will be available at seven Metro stations including Cubbon Park, M G Road, Trinity, Ulsoor, Indira Nagar, Sir M Visvesvaraya Metro Station and Vidhana Soudha. Officials revealed eight private cycle operators have evinced interest in the project and are expected to roll out as many as 5,082 bicycles across the city in the first phase. BBMP and DULT have identified about 400 parking hubs, including Metro stations, bus terminuses, parks and other government owned lands (via).

Delhi govt too is launching its cycle sharing system; though it’s quite a costly affair.

Qn: Shouldn’t government bodies be fixing (cycling/road) infrastructure and let these projects under PPP?

Trin Trin cycle rates

Up to 1 hour 0/-
Up to 2 hours 5/-
Up to 3 hours 10/-
Up to 4 hours 20/-
Up to 6 hours 50/-
Up to 8 hours 100/-
Up to 12 hours 150/-
Greater than 12 hours 250/-