Budapest bike sharing system used more than 800,000 times in first year
Budapestʼs bike sharing system, BuBi, was used 815,000 times in its first year of operation, the head of the Budapest Public Transport Centre (BKK) said on Tuesday, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.
Approximately 22,000 people are registered users of the system, said Kálmán Dabóczi. BKK has no knowledge of any accidents involving the systemʼs users, he added.
The system, dubbed "MOL BuBi", for Hungarian oil and gas company MOL, which set it up, has 1,150 bicycles with 2,109 spaces to park them at 96 docking stations.
Users ride the bicycles for 15 minutes a trip, on average.
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