One fantastic initiative by BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) in association with Kerberon Automation Systems is the introduction of the Bicycle Sharing System/Platform or Bike Docking Stations, where one can pay and pick up a bicycle and drop it back at any other such station across Bangalore. Currently there are 3 docking stations:
1) War Memorial, FM Cariappa Road(near Brigade Road)
2) Utility Building Complex (infront of Fame Shankarnag)
3) Anil Kumble Circle, MG Road
How to use these cycles?
Currently Kerberon Automation (the company which developed this system) is running this in a Pilot Phase, which means one can just register and avail the cycles for FREE !!!
Anyone with a valid Voter ID or a valid Driving Licence or a Valid Passport can register online for this service. Email a scan of the documents mentioned above along with your full name and valid contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Post verification of your address, a smart card will be sent out and the registered user can start using the cycles between 8am to 8pm
NOTE: The cycle must and should be returned to any of the docking stations on the same day before 8pm
Lets hope that with the Metro chugging up, these Docking Stations will solve the ‘last mile’ commute problem 🙂