Lyft offers {hardware} and software program to energy Mexico Metropolis’s new bikeshare system


15 August, 2022 – On August thirteenth, Mexico Metropolis’s mobility division, SEMOVI, launched the subsequent era ECOBICI bikeshare system, utilizing the identical know-how that powers the biggest bikeshare programs in the US together with Citi Bike in New York, Capital Bikeshare in Washington D.C., Divvy in Chicago, and Bay Wheels within the San Francisco Bay Space. Lyft will provide the bikes, stations, rider app, rider web site, and back-end operator software program to the consortium companions liable for renovating, increasing and working the system – 5M2, a subsidiary of Grupo Expansión, and BKT bici pública.

Mexico City Bikeshare Rendering

“Offering our in-house developed bikeshare {hardware} and software program ecosystem to cities permits Lyft to increase our impression globally by working with skilled and well-established companions to run the system day-to-day,” says David Foster, head of transit, bikes and scooters at Lyft.  “We’re empowering our clients in Mexico Metropolis with the instruments they want and to allow them to take this subsequent era of the ECOBICI system to even larger heights.” 

Over its first 11 years, ECOBICI has had greater than 73 million journeys and has the second highest ridership of any bikeshare system in North America after Citi Bike in New York. Mexico Metropolis is the fifth most populous metropolis on the planet and the biggest ever the place Lyft has offered micromobility options. 

Lyft App Views

The renovation will first substitute current ECOBICI stations after which start increasing to new places in 2023. As a part of the growth, ECOBICI will develop from 6,500 to 9,300 bicycles and 480 to 687 stations. 

By offering a confirmed end-to-end know-how resolution that integrates each {hardware} and software program and has been refined by means of learnings from tens of tens of millions of rides, Lyft’s ecosystem allows cities to create the situations to extend ridership on their programs.

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