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After Initial Success, Saigon's Public Bike Scheme to Expand to 4 More Districts, Hanoi

Pedal power!

Tuổi Trẻ reports that the municipal Department of Transport has recommended expanding the public bike system which debuted under a pilot run three months ago.

Đỗ Bá Dân, the chairman of Trí Nam Corporation, who operates the bike service, said 110,000 users had registered on the bike app, called TNGO. Roughly 1,300 people registered on a daily basis, with over 130,000 trips covering more than 600,000 kilometers of riding. 

As a result of this impressive amount of use, the transport department plans to arrange meetings to discuss an expansion to Bình Thạnh District, Phú Nhuận District, District 3 and District 7. 

When the bike system debuted on December 16, 2021, 500 bicycles were set up at 43 stations across District 1. According to Trí Nam's data, Nguyễn Huệ and areas around major shopping malls are the most popular locations for the bicycles. 

Officials in Hanoi, meanwhile, have approved an initial public system for the capital that may open this year. According to the plan, 500 bicycles and 500 electric bicycles would be available across six central districts, including Hoàn Kiếm, Đống Đa, Thanh Xuân, Hai Bà Trưng, Ba Đình and Tây Hồ, before expanding elsewhere in the future. 

Trí Nam would also operate that system.

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