Bogotá now joins a host of bike-sharing cities in the world, among them London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Seoul, and Barcelona.
Tembici's bicycles will now be available on the streets of Bogotá, Colombia. The geographic expansion takes place after a USD $10M investment by Itaú, Mastercard and Vanti, a Colombian natural gas company.
With the new investment Tembici aims to deliver sustainable mobility to Bogotá’s eight million inhabitants, of which 880,000 are habitual cyclists. A total of 3,300 bicycles, 1,500 of which are electric, will be distributed throughout 300 stations. Free repair shops are spread across the city for minor adjustments.
The Tembici bike sharing system will be integrated for all modes of public transportation, with TransMilenio users will be able to rent a bike with TuLlave cards. All bikes are equipped with GPS tracking software and rides will be charged on the App’s e-commerce platform.
Technology-enabled docks will track the exact time a bike went into service and was returned. Mayor Claudia López highlighted during the launch that Bogotá now offers one of the most integrated and inclusive mobility options of any global city, and puts the capital on course with decarbonization objectives. Pedaling can help reduce CO2 emissions in Bogotá by 8,800 tons per year, claims the Mayoralty.
Tembici currently has consolidated presence in over 10 cities in Latin America
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