Tartu’s e-bike share program launched to great fanfare on June 8th, 2019. This exciting new 750 e-bike system is getting increased attention because of its astounding ridership numbers.
Tartu Smart Bike’s ridership numbers are extraordinary. After only 5 days of operation, 60,700 rides have been taken for a total of 171,100 km travelled. Bewegen’s e-bikes are wildly popular, averaging 16 rides per bike per day. Impressively, bike share members travelled a distance equivalent to the circumference of the earth within 24-hours of the system launch!
System membership is growing rapidly. The Mayor of Tartu Urmas Klaas was impressed with the massive participation numbers, which reached 21,550 members in only 5 days. This is an astounding level of participation, particularly considering the city’s population of approximately 93,000 residents.
CEO Alain Ayotte released the following statement:
The popularity of the Tartu Smart Bike system demonstrates a city that is prepared to embrace clean-energy urban mobility solutions. Bewegen is excited to be working in partnership with the City of Tartu in their continued efforts to make the city environmentally smart and sustainable.