when you read this new Bichimad it will already be running. Restarting the service that was sharply criticized by the residents of Madrid in recent years due to the constant problems the service faces. But it looks like things will change with this revolution, according to the official page. Bisimad revolution it’s here. And, for free for a limited time.
From midnight March 6 to March 7, the old and new Bicimad will coexist for several weeks. To the old Bicimad, which premiered eight years ago, 700 bikes join him new to put an end to criticism and diminishing users, especially in recent years. Solution: new, modern, durable and safe bikes. And electric. And to convince the most unbelievers, the new service will free for several months.
What is Bitsimad?
If you are from outside of Madrid or have just arrived in the city, know that Bicimad is public bike rental and loan service. The city council of Madrid is behind this service. It was originally released about eight years ago. But it has just been relaunched to fix a mess that took place a few years ago that caused many users to abandon the service in favor of other vehicles such as electric scooter or suburban.
As explained on its official page, Bicimad offers 7500 bikes and 611 stations. distributed in 21 districts of the city of Madrid. To use bicycles, you need to download the official app on your phone, available for Android and iPhone. In the application you will find a map with stations and bicycles available. You can also check the map on their website.
What innovations does the new Bicimad add?
The number of stations of the new Bicimad has increased from 264 to 611, and the fleet from 2964 vehicles to 7500. These figures are not yet final. They will go gradual inclusion. To begin with, 700 bicycles of the new model are combined, and old bicycles are repaired. Y. 60 new stations have been added to the current stations. Thus, for several weeks, the old and new Bicimad coexist. But for Julythe new system should already be in place.
For now new seasonsThe most modern will be available in the areas of Arganzuela, Carabanchel, Chamartin, Ciudad Lineal, Fuencarral El Pardo, Ortaleza, Latina, Moncloa-Aravaca, Moratalas, Puente de Vallecas, San Blas Canillejas, Tetuan and Usera.
Regarding new bikes Bicimad, they have a screen that shows speed and condition battery. there is little 70 kilometers of autonomy and flashy brakes. They also offer space for store light luggage like a basket
Free bike, but until when?
In order to restore users disappointed with the old Bicimad and encourage the rest of the people of Madrid, the new Bicimad is launched with free subscription for almost five months. This free subscription activated when a subscriber transfers their account to MPAS or when they register for the first time.
MPAS it is the unified accounting system of EMT, the municipal transport company of Madrid. It serves “to move around Madrid without money. Safe and comfortable.” MPASS is integrated into the Bicimad app. For create your MPASS profileyou just need to enter your data and register a bank card to make payments.
Referring to free from the new BicimadIt has small print. Free 30 minutes ride for random users from March 7th to July 31st. and for current subscribers, free of charge four months in accordance with these dates. In both cases, free does not include Bicimad Goa service where you don’t have to leave the bike at anchor.
How much will the new service cost?
When the free offer ends, a new Bicimad will cost 25 euros for annual subscribers and €15 for annual subscribers with a transport pass in the Regional Transport Consortium of the Community of Madrid.
For random users: a random subscription for the first hour or part costs 2 euros. And for the second hour or fraction 4 euros. more prices. The first part, 30 minutes long, costs 0.50 euros. Next fraction 30 minutes, 0.60 euros. If you exceed two hours, by the hour or fraction, fine it’s 4 euros. On the other hand, there bonuses €0.10 if you choose a bike at a station with more than 70% load, for returning it at a station with less than 30% load, or for reserving an anchorage at your destination. This last bonus does not stack with the Refund Bonus.
How to register?
If you have already been a Bicimad user, all you have to do is transfer your account to MPASS. You can do this from the Bicimad app itself. If you are new to Bicimad, you can also register from within the app. The app is used to manage the entire service, so you won’t need anything else.
Coexistence of old and new system
Until July 31, old and new Bicimad will coexist, as old bike models and old docking stations are kept. So any user, old or new, can benefit from both systems. good with map old system or application both systems.
It should be remembered that from the application you can scan the anchor QR code to unlock the selected bike. Or from lockat old stations. At the end of the trip at the old stations you need to “park the bike”. in front of the free anchor. By not putting the front wheel on the platform, he leaves the bike on the peg.” Then lock closes until the green light turns on. And finally, the application reports the end of the trip.
How does the new Bitsimad work?
The new stations work directly with Bitsimad application Available for Android and iPhone. Using the app, the anchor QR is scanned to unlock the bike. And at the end of the trip, the bike is fixed in loose anchor and wait for the lights to come on green light. Red light indicates that it is poorly fixed.
What if something goes wrong?
Everything should go through the app though if you run into problems register or anchor or unanchor bikesyou can contact Customer Service at 900 878 331 free of charge. You can also find out about all the news on the official website of the new Bisimada.
Source: Hiper Textual
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