The new “Mon Bicloo” electrically assisted bicycle.
F. Brenon / 20Minutes
Bicloo electric bicycles for rent are in great demand in Nantes.
So much so that the waiting list is growing, and new bikes will be added to the park.
The use of self-service bicycles also continues to increase.
Everyone is tearing it off.
Put into circulation for two years in Nantes, the electric-assisted bicycle Bicloo has met with great success.
So much so that some users who would like to subscribe to this long-term rental service remain unsatisfied, while the craze has grown even stronger since deconfinement.
“The waiting list has grown even longer and has several hundred names,” confirms Amaury Cardon, regional director of JC Decaux.
Today it takes between two and three months of waiting.
We did not expect such success, and we are perfectly aware of the delay… But we learn by walking.
In October, 250 new electric bicycles will be added to the fleet, which currently has some 2,000 bicycles of all types (mechanical, cargo, folding, etc.).
Except that these two-wheelers should quickly find takers especially as the subscription, which was 12 months maximum until then (to allow a rotation) has been extended to 16….
The service, at 40 euros per month, can also be subscribed for one, three or nine months.
More than 25,000 subscribers to the Bicloo + service
In the meantime, users have found other solutions since the Bicloo + self-service rental system has continued to progress this year, even with confinement.
According to JC Decaux, the service has exceeded 25,000 subscribers (+ 21% in one year) and has experienced strong growth since deconfinement, boosted by a promotional offer that runs until the end of September.
“We recorded 4% more rentals on September 1, compared to the same day in 2019, says Amaury Cardon.
It is encouraging when many people are still teleworking and there is a certain wait-and-see attitude.
Two new Bicloo stations are being installed in Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire.
They should open at the end of the month.
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