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Tartu bringing electric bicycles back to the streets next week

Tartu City Government Press Release

Smart Bikes Foto: Kiur Kaasik

21 April / Placed into winter storage in November of last year, Tartu Smart Bike Share electric bicycles will be returning to the streets on 27 April. Tartu Smart Bike Share users must continue to comply with emergency situation rules, in order to ensure that moving about in the city is safe for everyone.

According to Deputy Mayor Raimond Tamm, the weather is once again permitting electric bicycles to be put into service, and this will help to spread out road users in the city.   ‘Cycling is accompanied by a lower risk of infection than using public transportation, and therefore Tartu Smart Bike Share offers an excellent alternative for moving about the city in the current situation. During an emergency situation it is, of course, important to move about as little as possible and only then make a decision in favour of one type of movement over another', said Tamm.

Tamm emphasised that all Tartu Smart Bike Share users must continue to take into consideration the rules of the emergency situation, maintaining their distance from other road users and following hygiene requirements, using gloves while riding. Bicycles in use will be disinfected each day at bicycle docking stations and workshops.

A total of 250 standard bicycles have been in use during the winter, to which 500 electric bicycles will be added at the end of next week. Across the City of Tartu there are 69 bicycle docking stations, which are equipped with information boards containing information on using the bicycles.

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Last changed 12.08.2021