The network of the Mol Bubi public bike system has been expanded with another seven collection stations in district III.
Mayor Gergely Karácsony said on Friday at the Szentlélek square station: the Mol Bubi public bike system is a real success story of the past couple of years. The more people use Mol Bubi, the more sustainable the operation of the system becomes – he pointed out. He calls it important to offer a “transportation buffet” to the capital’s commuters, so that everyone can get to their destination as easily as possible by combining different modes of transport. Gergely Karácsony noted that the success of Mol Bubi is also due to the districts, because they feel its development is important.
László Kiss, mayor of Óbuda-Békásmegyer (Momentum-DK-MSZP-Párbeszéd-LMP) spoke about how they intend to develop integrated modes of transport with the new stations. According to their hopes, more points will be awarded in the district in the future.
Walter Katalin, the general manager of the Budapest Transport Center (BKK), announced that the construction of the stations was financed by the district government. The network of the Mol Bubi public bicycle system has 190 collection stations with 2,260 bicycles, she said, adding that in mid-March, the number of trips on Mol Bubi bicycles exceeded 3.6 million.
Tamás Czikora, the mobility manager of the Mol group, said that the public bicycle system, which has been in operation for nine years, is performing very well. According to the announcement of the BKK, the seven new collection stations will be located on Szentlélek square near the HÉV stop, on Flórián square, on Tímár street next to the HÉV stop, Kiscelli street and Pacsirtamező street, at the intersection next to the post office, on the corner of Kórház street and Polgár street, at the intersection of Szőlő street and Vörösvári road, near the Óbuda clinic.