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SP Setia to promote cycling in its townships
Aliff Yusri 07 Sep 2017 15:44
Ride-sharing initiatives also provide valuable insights into transport trends and infrastructure planning, says Wong (on bike)

Property developer SP Setia Bhd plans to introduce a bicycle-sharing service in all its townships nationwide.

It kicked off the initiative by partnering with Beijing-based Mobike to launch the mobile bicycle-sharing system in its Setia Alam and Setia Eco Park townships in Shah Alam.

In total, 600 Mobikes are now available in the two townships, at the rate of RM1.50 per half hour. Each unit comes with smart-lock and GPS technology to monitor the location and condition of each unit.

“Smart bike sharing offers big townships and their residents and visitors many benefits including reduced traffic congestion, decreased pollution and a simple, yet cost-effective urban transportation option,” says SP Setia deputy president and COO Datuk Wong Tuck Wai.

“We are confident that this initiative with Mobike will instil the love of cycling within the community of Setia Alam and Setia Eco Park. We have plans to adopt this initiative in all our other townships in the near future as part of our continuous effort to enrich the lives of those within our eco-centric communities,” he says.

Users can download the Mobike app and scan a QR code on a Mobike unit to rent it, and leave it at a designated parking area close to their destination after use.

Founded and owned by Beijing Mobike Technology Co Ltd, the service is positioned as the world’s largest smart bike sharing platform, with a presence in over 160 cities worldwide.