This year, Belgrade will receive public bicycles like many other developed cities in the world, said Goran Vesić, Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, as a guest on the morning program of TV Prva and confirmed that “Helbiz“ was chosen as the first and exclusive manager of public bicycle systems in Belgrade. of 15 years in a public tender announced by the city of Belgrade.
"When the newly elected City Assembly confirms this agreement, there will be a thousand public bicycles on the streets of our city, which citizens will be able to take at 150 public bicycle stations. Most stations for public bicycles, as many as 47, will be set up in New Belgrade. Then, Stari grad will be followed by 20 stations, Palilula 18, Zvezdara 13, Vračar 12, Savski venac 15, Voždovac 15, Čukarica 3 and Zemun 7 stations ", explained Vesić.
The American company "Helbiz", founded in 2015 in New York, offers a diverse fleet of vehicles, including electric bicycles, electric scooters, electric scooters in 40 cities in the USA, Europe, as well as in Singapore, beogradske.rs reports.
On December 30 last year, the city of Belgrade announced a public procurement in which it is looking for a partner for the public bicycle system, through a 15-year concession, the value of which is around five million euros.
"The city of Belgrade plans to build about 500 kilometers of new bicycle paths in the next four years, in order to provide the necessary infrastructure for the use of bicycles," Vesić said.