If you chance upon these city bicycles with white frame and yellow wheels without any rider or wheel locks in place, don’t be surprised and don’t go stealing them.
That’s because a new bike sharing platform oBike has landed in town. The bike-sharing startup has quietly launched their platform with hundreds of rental bicycles popping up along pathways, bicycle designated areas and parks in Singapore. The bicycles wheels are locked with a smart clamp that riders can unlock using the oBike mobile app (available on App Store and Google Play).
Renting the bike will set you back by a dollar for every 30 minutes of riding. However, first-time users will need to pay a refundable deposit of $49 in-app via PayPal or credit card to ensure responsible usage.
oBike riders will also receive 100 reputation credits upon signup which will be deducted for bad behaviours such as wrongly parking the bike, violation of traffic rules, lost of bicycle, etc.
oBike bicycles are further equipped with GPS capability – Users can look for and reserve the company’s bicycle locations via the map inside oBike mobile app.Learn more from oBike