MYBYK launches its bicycle feeder service for Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL)
The bicycle as a means of sustainable transport have an inherent limitation, they are not convenient for long-distance commuting
India’s first and largest bicycle rental & sharing operator MYBYK is coming to Mumbai with its maiden project with MMRDA & MMOPL. From a humble beginning in Jun’ 14 of 200 cycles across 4 stations, the bootstrapped start-up has since expanded to a fleet size of 5500 cycles across multiple cities and growing.
Their idea is simple. The bicycle as a means of sustainable transport have an inherent limitation, they are not convenient for long-distance commuting. At the same time, public transport suffers from the problem of first and last-mile connectivity. So MYBYK merges the two together to provide a seamless end to end connectivity to end-users. The company is already operating in Ahmedabad with a network of 30 hubs connecting to the BRTS and now expanding in Mumbai with the Mumbai Metro Line 1 starting from Jagruti station. The users can rent the bike at just Rs 2/hour* to go to their home/office to & fro.
Operating MYBYK is as simple as Download, Unlock & Ride.
- The experience is akin to Uber where the app will automatically pan you to the nearest hub.
- Click on the hub and the app will show you the list of cycles available.
- Simply press the unlock button against the bike of your choice and the bike will open automatically. You can ride it wherever you want.
- To return the bike, users have to come back to the station, lock the bike and click on “End Ride”.
- Each bike comes with a GPS & GPRS enabled lock which will check and verify the location of the bike and accept the request.
It’s a pilot with Mumbai Metro Line 1 which it won through the Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP) 2019 challenge held at Mumbai. Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) initiated the Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP) in collaboration with World Resources Institute (WRI) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) for Mumbai. The programme was launched in association with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), Mumbai Traffic Police (MTP), Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) and Maharashtra State Innovation Society (MSInS) and invited entries for showcasing innovative solutions towards improving first and last-mile connectivity for its users.