Wavelo – New Bike Share System in Cracow
Our animated explainer shows plans for Spring 2017.
Wavelo is Cracow’s new bike share program – an innovative mode of transportation that allows users to make trips using publicly available bikes. It consists of a fleet of specially designed, sturdy and durable bikes that are locked into a network of stations throughout the service area. The bikes can be unlocked from one station and returned to any other station in the system, making Wavelo ideal for short, one-way trips.
In 2016, Krakow decided to completly revamp the oldest bike sharing program in Poland and grant a long-term concession to manage the system. First, pilot part of bicycles will be launched (lub is being launched) on the city streets in autumn 2016. More than 1500 bikes and 150 stations throughout the city will be available for residents and tourists in spring.
Bicycles will be operated by BikeU, Polish operator of self-service bike rental system. Since 2014 BikeU is a part of French group Egis, which is present in over 100 countries all over the world.
The Wavelo is financed without help from the city budget. Futher operating costs will be covered from user fees, the operator’s own funds and sponsorship contracts. The profits will be used to future system expansion.
VO/ Michał Łanuszka
SFX/final mix/ Smok Sound Design
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