+Bike program Cadiz de Bahia extends to ROTA maritime terminal with a free bicycle loan service
Since July 2nd, Rota marine terminal has a free bike service,
thanks to its inclusion in the + Bike program. This bicycle storage
facility, called "Gubi", was imaginatively designed and manufactured
from stainless steel and transparent polycarbonate. The
terminal is equipped with 10 units of bicycles for rent for free
during this first phase of implementation. Also a new system of
bicycle storage, available for users of the metropolitan transport
lines was opened.
All the bikes are labeled with the corporate
image of the Consortium, equipped with locks and baskets at
front. Free bicycle-use for cardholders transport was already
available in maritime terminals of Cadiz and El Puerto de Santa
Maria, and also in Jerez bus station.
With the commissioning of this action, all municipalities connected
by public transport through maritime service belonging to
the Consortium, have free bikes. They also join Jerez bus station,
which is also attached to the program + Bike.
+ Bike program was implemented in 2006, with the objective of
making available to the metropolitan public transport users to
make their bike tours of the bay municipalities free of charge.
With this service, users who travel Consortium card can use free
bicycles to move around the urban areas of the municipalities of
the Consortium, meeting the conditions set, turning the bike in
an alternative mode of public transport and favoring its intermodality.
The first terminal to join the service was Cádiz, which
was followed by Jerez bus station and the seaport of El Puerto
de Santa Maria in 2010.
+ Bike program is part of the ongoing commitment of the
Transport Consortium of Cadiz Bay to promote the use of
bicycles, which are part of other initiatives such as the Master
Plan for the Development of Bicycle Transportation in the Bay of
Cadiz. This Master Plan was recently approved by the Board of
Directors of the Consortium at its last meeting that took place
on June 6th. It carries a cycling network in the bay that will be
65 kilometer network of first order, of which 52 kilometers will
be newly constructed.
Moreover, the program’s inception in Rota + bike coincides with
the entry into force of summer schedules of the shipping lines,
which since June 22 have led to increased shipments for both
lines of 52 additional outputs a week.
Information: Teresa Rovayo-Diaz, Jefa de Área de Calidad y
Atención al Usuario
Consorcio Metropolitano de Transportes Bahía de Cádiz
Updated : August 20, 2013