Sixt implements bicycle sharing service in Tallinn
Starting from today, October 20th, 2016 residents and guests of Tallinn city will be able to use new bicycle sharing service - 100 rental bicycles will be available in 15 rental stations 24/7. First 30 minutes of the service is free of charge. Bicycle sharing service allows to take the bicycle in one rental station and return in another one, thus substantially easing the getting around the city.
This service is provided by Sixt which is one of the leading car rental service providers in Estonia and all over the world. Andrus Baida, Country manager of Sixt Estonia: “Bicycle sharing service provision in Tallinn is a logical development step for Sixt in expansion of its rental service choice. All over the globe bicycle sharing service is a part of the city infrastructure and allows not only to go around the city by bicycle and support green thinking, but it is also a great alternative to private bicycles. Currently Sixt bicycle rental service has been available only in Riga and Jurmala, but Tallinn gets to have the most advanced bicycle rental system.”
Before using the service, all users must register on the Sixt bicycle rental webpage www.sixtbicycle.ee, on an app for Nextbike iOS, Android and Windows Phone users or by calling +372 7676768. First 30 minutes of the ride are free of charge. Price for each following hour is 1.00 euro, but not more than 10 euros per day. Payment can be made by VISA, Mastercard or American Express credit cards.
In the season of 2016 bicycles will be available until the average outside temperature will be higher than 0 degrees Celsius. In 2017 bicycle season will begin simultaneously with the appropriate weather conditions. It is planned that together with the beginning of the new rental season clients will be offered with a more convenient authorization and payment system.
Bicycle rental stations will be available in different areas of Tallinn: one at Pirita near Russalka and Tallinn University, multiple places in the old town and Telliskivi creative area. It is planned to regularly increase bicycle rental stations according to the demand.
Bicycle rental stations will be available at the following places:
• Kunstiakadeemia, Teatri väljak 1
• Vene Kultuurikeskus, Mere puiestee
• Tallinna Ülikool, Narva maanteel 27
• Šnelli park, Nunne tn 17
• Kultuurikatel, Rannamäe tee
• Keskturg, Lastekodu 14
• Tallinna Bussijaam, Odra tn
• Russalka, Pirita tee
• Jaani kirik, Vabaduse väljak 1a
• Vabaduse väljak 9
• Rotermanni kvartal
• Telliskivi Loomelinnak
• Ülemiste city
Bicycle sharing works in an international bicycle-sharing system Nextbike, which is one of the leading service providers in the world. There are more than 30 000 bicycles available in 18 countries of four continents of the world, including Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey and others, there are more than 30 000 bicycles available. From August, 2013 Sixt provides bicycle sharing service in Riga and Jurmala providing more than 250 bicycles in more than 30 rental stations.
Sixt is a leading mobility service provider in Europe, which was established in 1912 in Munich, Germany. Currently Sixt is available in more than 100 countries worldwide and in 4000 stations. Sixt is one of the largest rent a car and full service leasing, fleet management and consultation services providers being the leader of technological innovations in these fields. More about Sixt: www.sixt.ee
On Sixt Estonia
Sixt Estonia is providing rent a car and leasing services. Sixt leasing fleet in Baltics has reached more than 4200 units and currently company also offers more than 400 BMW, Audi, VW, Toyota and other leading manufacturer car models for short term rental in Baltics. Sixt rent a car stations in Baltics are available in Tallinn, Tartu, Riga, Jurmala, Daugavpils, Liepaja, Ventspils, Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga and Klaipeda as well as in the airports of these cities There is also available a Sixt rent a bicycle network with more than 350 bicycles and 45 rental stations in Tallinn, Riga and Jurmala.