Singapore company Anywheel Co. Ltd. is set to launch in Chiang Mai, providing the first dockless bike share service in the city in nearly a year.
The company gave a presentation to Chiang Mai Governor Mr. Charoenrit Sanguansat and other officials on their plans early today, Jan. 20 noting that they intend to start rolling out their service locally as soon as this month.
In the first roll-out, the company will deploy 1,250 bikes within the moat, Suan Dok Nimman and Chang Phuak between now and March this year. The second roll-out will see 750 bike deployed in Chang Moi and Chang Klan in April.
Wat Ket and surrounding areas east of the river but west of the Superhighway are the third stage with 750 bikes in May followed finally by Mae Hia, Royal Park Rajapruek, Hang Dong and areas around Canal Road also to receive 750 bikes in June.
The governor noted at the meeting that Chiang Mai welcomed the entry of the company into Chiang Mai and that the bikes would help reduce air pollution while assisting with environmental preservation.
Chiang Mai hasn’t had a bike sharing service since Mobike quit Southeast Asia and hence Chiang Mai in March.
Photos: PR Chiang Mai