Grab tests bike-share app in Singapore - Mobile World Live

Grab tests bike-share app in Singapore

12 MAR 2018

Singapore-based taxi-booking company Grab released the beta version of a bike-sharing app which combines four apps to create a single marketplace for hiring bicycles and scooters in the city state.

Grab said in a statement it is partnering with oBike, GBikes, Anywheel and Popscoot to develop the app, named GrabCycle.

A pilot project by GrabVentures, the company’s innovation arm, is setting up bike parking stations across Sentosa Island in Singapore. Grab also is partnering with local supply chain company YCH Group to manage parking in various locations. After the pilot in Sentosa, Grab plans to expand into other areas.

Reuben Lai, head of GrabVentures, said: “Commuting can be a more seamless experience if multiple transport services are available and easy to access. GrabCycle supplements the public transport network and is in line with the government’s commitment to build a greener and more livable city.”

“Together with our partners, we hope to redesign public spaces for bike-sharing and other personal mobility options. We will study commuting patterns and use data to identify and build new cycling pathways and common parking spots for our users.”

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Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

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