The Brussels capital region launched a very short term bicycle renting service called ‘Cyclocity’. The initiative wants to encourage the use of bicycle for short trips. The project aims at commuters as well as tourists as registration is possible immediately with a credit card.
The service is provided by JC Decaux on the same principle as Velo’V in Lyon (see EMTA News n°22): In 23 locations in the city of Brussels (within the so-called Pentagon), ‘Cyclocity’ provides a fast and easy way to hire one of the 250 rent bicycles.
Customers pay 0.5 euro the first renting hour. Added hours cost 0.5 euro or 1 euro according to the type of ticket. Once the trip is finished, the bike has simply to be replace in any slot available in the 23 locations.