PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has introduced bicycle-sharing system for the commuters travelling through the much-delayed Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.
Passengers could use these for travelling between 30 Zu bicycle stations and BRT stations.
The bicycle-sharing is the distinct feature in Peshawar BRT project, which has not been introduced with any other BRT system in the country. The KP government said that construction of bicycle track along the BRT corridor will provide healthy and pollution-free environment.
For this purpose, 360 bicycles have been bought from China. Seats of the cycles are adjustable so that people of different heights could easily mount on it. It also has automatic LED lights and reflectors.
After registration and submitting security deposit, travelers would be able to rent the bicycle through Zu smartcard or mobile application.
Since this would be a completely new initiative for the residents of Peshawar, therefore a reward system has been designed to encourage people. So, if a traveler gets the bicycle from a crowded station and returns it on a relatively empty station, he will be rewarded.
The cycles have step-through frames which would help women easily mount on it. These are chainless cycles with tubeless tyres, so people would not have to face the issues of puncture as well.