If in doubt, you know winter’s over with the first seasonal sighting of a Veturilo. Launched in 2012, the city’s bike share program has proved a runaway success, even being named by USA Today as one of the top 16 bicycle rental systems in the world. Now back on the streets, both the bikes and their docking stations have undergone a substantial re-haul since going into hibernation last November.
This yer users can look forward to over 4,500 new bikes – including electric models and updated tandems and kids bikes – as well as a total of 316 terminals, all of which will be equipped with the technological capacity to warn registered pedal-philes if bikes are in full working order. Other innovations include the introduction of QR codes that will enable easier bike loans that will bypass the need to fiddle about at the stations. For more details, and to sign up as a Veturilo user, see: en.veturilo.waw.pl
(Words & Photos: AW)