BIKE SHARING PIONEERS
"The user satisfaction has drastically increased, we get far less complaints via Facebook and service hotline about rebalancing"
Michael Kraus, General Director, MVGmeinRad
The development of a bike sharing system was approved by the city council of Mainz in 2008. Operations of MVGMeinRad commenced in 2012 with a fleet of 400 bikes and 50 stations, following a successful test phase. Since then, the system has been expanded in size and bikes are available to users 24 hours a day. It is operated by the transportation company MVG and constitutes the third pillar of transport with tram and bus.
In 2014 MVGMeinRad partnered with ElectricFeel, who has since provided the software management platform, which coordinates the management of users, assets and operations as well as a data integration to the regional transportation company.
MVGmeinRad also makes use of ElectricFeel's predictive rebalancing technology to ensure that bikes are where users really need them.
The system has reached a total of more than 1000 bikes and 110 stations in 2018, and to date has enabled millions of bicycle trips in the city.