Careem, expands its horizons by teaming up with The Roads And Transportation Authority- RTA for launching a bike sharing scheme.
As per the facts, Careem is all set to take the initiative of operating 1,750 bikes 175 advance docking stations in the first year.
Matter Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman Of The Board Of Executive Directors Of RTA and Muddasir Sheikha, Co-Founder, and CEO of Careem signed an agreement on Saturday for Ride-Hailing App across Dubai. Under the contract’s disclosed plans, Careem will operate 3,500 bicycles with 350 tech-active docking stations.
This is the first bicycle-pool program of its kind in the region reported by RTA.
The agreement is set for 15 years with ambitions to expand and to perk up the service.
The questions arise HOW and WHERE will the service work?
Careem will use a similar smart tracking system as it uses for its other services, locations accuracy and connecting all bicycles through GPS, Customers can download the Careem Bike App for booking and to resolve other queries.
Areas the service will cover for now are almost all Dubai’s famous spots:
- Dubai Water Canal
- Al Khawaneej
- Al Qudra
The Bike Service will also operate in four safe road districts at a safe restricted speed of 40 km/hr.
With great zeal Al Tayyer explained the purpose and future prosperity plans in reference to the agreement :
“This agreement is made in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, Chairman of the Executive Council, and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, to provide suitable options to encourage residents, tourists and cycling amateurs to practice cycling”
Moreover, He elucidated the agreement:
“It helps people to pursue an active lifestyle and enhance mobility options. It also contributes to RTA’s efforts to enhance the integration of different transit modes and provide solutions for the First and Last-Mile challenge enabling public transport riders to reach their final destinations.”
He further on added:
“Over the past years, RTA had constructed cycling tracks extending 274 km in several places like Saih Assalam, Bab Ashams, Al Qudra, Mushrif, Mirdif, Al Khawaneej and Dubai Water Canal as well as several streets such as Jumeirah, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Al Mankhool Streets. The total length of cycling tracks in Dubai is expected to reach 631.70 km by 2023″
The Careem’s CEO expressed his gratitude towards the new venture by saying:
“Careem’s new partnership with RTA will be a great and exciting addition to the local transit network with the launch of Careem Bike service”
“Careem Bike offers mobility means to riders of buses, metro and tram in Dubai covering the first and last mile. Moreover, biking is a healthy practice that eases the congestion in the city and promotes healthy lifestyles. We are thrilled to roll out the first product for micro mobility in Dubai with our trusted transit partner, RTA”
A variety of options are available to the bikers, ranging from daily to annual use at pocket-friendly rates regardless of being regular or pedal-assisted bikes.
We wish the new venture is as environment and road friendly as it aims to be.
The venture was in process for quite a well, read more about it: