Antonin Cvrcek, Rekola, Czech Republic
Rekola is a complete and affordable bike sharing solution for large and medium-sized cities with 100-900K inhabitants. With Rekola there is no need to build expensive bike stations where you borrow/return the bike. Instead you use your mobile phone and surrounding infrastructure. Rekola is up to five times cheaper than its traditional dock alternative. We design bikes with built-in GPS to track riders' activities and provide anonymized data about riders' activities to city halls in order to help them improve cycling infrastructure. We offer a bike sharing solution for cities which cannot afford a traditional station system due to an enormous initial investment.
The service is already running in Prague, Ceske Budejovice, Teplice, Brno, and Olomouc.