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Bike-sharing service available to tourists in Malioboro, Yogyakarta

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, October 30, 2018  /  12:32 pm
Bike-sharing service available to tourists in Malioboro, Yogyakarta

JogjaBike now has 20 bicycles spread across four locations in Malioboro, Yogyakarta. (Shutterstock/File)

Known as one of the most popular destinations in Yogyakarta, Jl Malioboro, now has a bike-sharing facility as an alternative option for travelers to explore the area.

Visitors can download the JogjaBike app on Google Play before heading to the ShelterPit where they can get the bicycle by scanning the QR code. The service comes with a smart lock, live location and anti-theft system.

JogjaBike currently has 20 bicycles at four locations, namely the Loco Café, Malioboro Mall, Kepatihan and Vrederburg Fort from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Around 1,000 bicycles are set to be available at other public facilities and tourist destinations.

Read also: Five highlights of delightful Malioboro

Muhammad Aditya, one of the service's initiators, said the app was free for people to use.

“When they download the app, they will get a voucher that can be topped up,” Aditya told kompas.com, adding that they always evaluate the app and charge per hour to use the bike.

JogjaBike aims to boost tourism in Yogyakarta and lower the pollution level as well as traffic jams.

“It’s all made in Indonesia, from the bikes to the app,” Aditya said. (wir/kes)