Chinese company Ofo bringing bike sharing to Thailand's capital

Ofo a bike sharing company based in Beijing, China, is bringing its bike sharing business to the busy streets of Bangkok

Following success in other major cities around the world including San Francisco, USA, and Cambridge, England. Thailand will be the fifth overseas market for Ofo to branch out into.

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Chinese company Ofo bringing bike sharing to Thailand's capital

They plan to put 6,000 bikes into Bangkok ready to be used from August 1, having completed a successful month-long trial in Bangkok prior to the bikes being issued.

The company plans to offer the bike sharing service for free for the first three months to encourage people to use the sharing scheme and help ease traffic congestion.

Chinese company Ofo bringing bike sharing to Thailand's capital

Following the free grace period a ride on a Ofo bike will cost 5 baht every half hour with a 99 baht deposit, users will need to download their app to get access to each individual bikes code to unlock the bikes.

Bangkok has a population of over 9.5 million and getting around the city can be a real pain at times this new transport system is designed to try and make commuting around the city easier.

Unlike other bike sharing companies Ofo don’t require you to park the bike in a docking station when you are done you simply log out on the app and leave the bike in a legal spot for the next user.

Ofo said it plans to roll out the scheme in 20 countries by the end of 2017

Source : Xinhuanet

Content : LovePattayaThailand

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