Starting next week, Leeuwarden residents will be able to get in on the blue-wheeled bike action: cycle sharing company, Swapfiets, is opening in the Frisian capital.
Suksawat reports that a service point near the central train station in Leeuwarden will open on 8 May. Swapfiets, a Delft-based company, offers a monthly subscription service for access to their bikes: a year’s subscription cost 144 euros. The idea behind the service is to keep costs low for students in particular who may not be able to afford to buy a new bike if it gets stolen or lost.
If something goes wrong with the bike, like a flat tire or a broken bell, Swapfiets will send repair people to fix it up or swap it out for a different blue-tired bike. In the event of a lost bike, users will be given a new bike – as long as they can prove that the bike was properly locked and have paid a 40 euro deductible.
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