Mobike and nine other dockless bike-share firms agree to work together on integration. Ofo and oBike not part of the partnership.
Carlton Reid3 hours ago
The Netherlands has long led the world in cycling infrastructure in part because of the traditional system of zuilen, or “pillars” – distinct but opposing cultural groups that, by the equal exertion of pressure, kept each other in check. And it’s this sort of mutuality that has led Mobike and nine other dockless bike-share firms in the Netherlands to work together on integration.
The companies – excluding Ofo and oBike – have agreed that, from May, each of their apps will show bikes from all participating parties. This will make it easier for residents and tourists to spot and rent dockless – or “free floating” – bicycles.
The plan is then for later financial integration between the apps so that people will be able use and pay for bicycles with one account. This “pillar” agreement was forged by Tour de Force, an organisation which coordinates the cycle policies of central government, provinces and municipalities.