Bike sharing is the ideal complement to public and private means of transport for short distances. It helps to relieve traffic congestion in the city center and improves the attractiveness of public transport. In recent years, bike sharing has been gaining popularity worldwide.
In Switzerland, we embody this mobile, urban and sustainable service. With our activities, we aim to contribute to the transformation of mobility and thus find solutions to reduce the impact of transport on the environment.
In collaboration with PostBus AG and Post Company Cars AG, PubliBike contributes to shaping the future of mobility because of their expertise in passenger transportation, fleet management and shared mobility.
If you too want to participate in this collective effort, all you have to do is register with PubliBike!
In 2011, PostBus created PubliBike in collaboration with partners SBB and Rent a Bike.
In April 2012, PostBus bought the company Velopass, which at the time was Switzerland's largest self-service bike sharing company, and became the leader in national bike sharing.
In April 2013, the merger of PubliBike and Velopass created the brand PubliBike and thus a uniform offer at the national level.
On 1 January 2014, PubliBike was transformed into a public limited company and operates as an independent subsidiary of PostBus.
In 2016, a new system and business model were put in place. This link gives you access to the description of our current bikes.
Starting in November 2017, the new system was inaugurated throughout Switzerland:
In January 2020, Markus Bacher, Business Manager and Computer Scientist, became CEO of PubliBike.
In 2020, the networks Lugano-Malcantone and Région de Nyon were experiencing a remarkable expansion, reaching a total of more than 50 (Lugano-Malcantone) and 25 (Région de Nyon) stations.
Since January 1, 2021, PubliBike has become part of a new group's unit called "Mobility Services" of the Swiss Post. PubliBike has become a daughter company of the Swiss Post, replacing PostBus.
As of February 1, 2021, PubliBike's headquarters are located in Bern, Engelhaldenstrasse 39, joining the new PostBus headquarters.
On January 2021, PubliBike had a dense network of 530 stations and 5,100 bicycles.