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10 good reasons to use PubliBike

Bike sharing is not only good for the planet! It's also an ecological and sustainable means of transport that completes private or public transports. Moreover, it's good for your health and your mood: cheaper than a gym subscription!

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Some news from Ticino

Lugano-Malcantone and Mendrisiotto-Basso Ceresio are now "Sottoceneri (TI)"

Special offer: a 3 months B-Flex for the price of 2, how about that?

It's time to go back to work and trade your swimsuit for your computer. To help you getting back to the office, we have a special offer for you.

Museum Night Lausanne - Pully

This Saturday, 25 September 2021, the 20th Museum Night will take place in Lausanne - Pully. From 14:00 to 02:00 in the morning, you can visit the various museums and easily get from one museum to another with PubliBike.

Reopening the last stations in the Lausanne-Morges network

For several months, 5 stations of the Lausanne-Morges network had to remain closed due to persistent and unprecedented acts of vandalism. After having implemented various measures to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, these acts of vandalism, we are now able to reopen these last stations!

Next Stop: Madame Frigo

In collaboration with our new partner Madame Frigo, we want to take a step towards eco-responsibility by working together against food waste under the hashtag #ridetosave.

Your mobile advertising with PubliBike Partners!

Share more than bikes with PubliBike: link your image with our values. For urban marketing, our bikes provide innovative, visible and unique ad spaces.

Ride for the next generation

On 12 August, it is International Youth Day.

Together with IdéeSport, we are therefore launching the "Ride for the next generation" action!

PubliBike continues to expand in the Nyon Region!

Between the 20th and 21st of July 2021, 10 new stations will be installed and put into service in the communes of Bursins, Mies, Nyon, Rolle and Gland.

Take advantage of our summer offer!

How about a B-Flex at a reduced price?
That's a good thing, because we have a special offer for you: a B-Flex subscription for 1 month for just CHF 5.- (instead of CHF 9.-). That way you can enjoy a maximum of flexibility this summer.

Day pass: Explore Switzerland for 24 hours!

Discover Switzerland from the bike saddle for a day, thanks to our collaboration with the Zurich Tourismus - our bikes and e-bikes are at your disposal in our 8 networks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

20 additional stations in the Mendrisiotto-Basso Ceresio

The development of PubliBike continues in Mendrisiotto-Basso Ceresio with the launch today, Monday 21 June 2021, of a total of 20 new stations in the municipalities of Mendrisio, Castel San Pietro, Stabio, Morbio Inferiore and Riva San Vitale.

**Information about the Zurich network**

Due to construction work in the underground parking lot, the "ETH Zentrum" station will be withdrawn from 12.06.2021 until autumn 2022. During this period, three alternative stations will be available

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World Environment Day!

Environment and sustainable development are topics dear to our hearts. 

On a daily basis, we are committed to the environment through our shared mobility service. In addition, we are currently testing various solutions to reduce our carbon footprint.

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World Bicycle Day

Thursday, June 3rd is World Bicycle Day. While some of us use our bikes to get to work, there are also people who use them for many other activities. We asked our PubliBike colleagues how they use their bikes! And sometimes the answers are astonishing. Check out the article and discover the hidden talents of PubliBike employees!

PubliBike's Bike sharing offer doubles in Ticino

Great news for bike sharing fans in Ticino: in addition to the Lugano-Malcantone region, you can now borrow PubliBike bikes in the Mendrisiotto-Basso Ceresio region.  So now you can move freely from Chiasso to Lugano!

We are expanding our networks!

New stations have recently been installed in our networks. Discover them now!
Enjoy your rides with PubliBike!

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Bike to work

Here we go again with the bike to work challenge, of which PubliBike is a partner! Between May and June, more than 2,000 companies are taking part, consolidating the team spirit and well-being of their employees and committing themselves to promoting soft and sustainable mobility.

New National Partner: Volvo Switzerland

We are proud to announce our new national partner, Volvo Switzerland. With this partnership, we are taking another step towards sustainable mobility and multimodality, including e-mobility.

From June on, anyone who purchases a fully electric Volvo will receive a PubliBike subscription from Volvo Switzerland.

Explore Switzerland with PubliBike@Postnetwork

In 41 Swiss Post branches in Switzerland, you will find PubliBike day passes for CHF 19 that allow you to ride in our 8 networks for 24 hours. The campaign starts tomorrow and runs until September. Go to the post office, there are more surprises waiting for you!

PubliBike Partners

Welcome to PubliBike Partners, our new offer for companies. Increase mobility and visibility by joining us! Go to the PubliBike Partners' landing page to learn more!
You missed the teaser and want to see the videos again? Go to our YouTube channel!

New live chat available

Have you checked out our "live chat", on our website and app? It's available 24/7 to answer your questions about PubliBike. We have recently improved it so it's even more efficient!

Check it out :-)

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Discover our Executive Board's members!

Come and meet them :-)

Huawei AppGallery

The PubliBike app is now available on all Huawei devices!

Visit the AppGallery!

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Our team

Over the last few years, our company has developed quite a lot. It currently employs 37 people.

Discover our employees!

Spring Offer

With the arrival of spring, benefit from a B-More subscription for only 3 months at the special price of CHF 39.90, with the promo code HELLOSPRING
Get around easily and quickly with PubliBike!

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40'000 new customers in 2020

Did you know? In 2020, close to 40,000 people have chosen to trust us and commit themselves to the environment by adopting PubliBike. Today our community counts nearly 150'000 customers. A great achievement since the launch of our new system at the end of 2017!
A huge thank you for your loyalty!

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57 new stations in 2020

Did you know that we installed 57 new stations in 2020? This brings the total to 530 stations, for 5'100 bikes (half of e-bikes)!
Expanding and densifying our networks in order to provide maximum flexibility to our customers is one of our main goals! Curious to find out what surprises 2021 has in store for us? Then follow us on our social networks :-)

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200 times around the world

Do you know how many kilometers were covered in 2020 by our customers with PubliBike?
8'100'000 km! That's about 200 times around the world. That's a nice amount that saved 1.328 million of CO2, the equivalent of almost 9'000 trees! A huge thank you to our customers for their commitment to the environment!

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PubliBike has moved

After 7 years in Fribourg, PubliBike moves across the "Röstigraben" and joins in the new PostBus headquarters in Bern.

B-MyValentine

Because PubliBike loves you, we have a special Valentine's Day offer for you!

Benefit from a B-More subscription for 1 month only for CHF 14.-!

We are expanding our networks!

New stations have recently been installed in the networks of Fribourg, Lugano-Malcantone and Zurich. Discover them now!

Free spots

Velostation

Free spots in our Velostation in Lausanne!

25 stations in the "Région de Nyon" network

Inaugurated in the summer 2018, the "Région de Nyon" bike sharing network counts since the beginning of the year 25 PubliBike stations, spread over the territory of the municipalities participating in this soft mobility service. From 1 January 2021, as the communes of Prangins and Divonne are not members of this collectivity, the stations have been taken out of service and will soon be dismantled.

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Tips & Tricks

Discover some tips and tricks to improve your experience with PubliBike!

We are expanding our networks!

New stations have recently been installed in the networks of Lugano-Malcantone, Lausanne-Morges, Berne, Fribourg and Sion. Discover them now!

6 million rides!

Three years ago we launched our brand new self-service bike rental system, with its new fleet, app and much, much more. Today, we are proud to announce that we have reached 6 million rides!

In order to thank you for your loyalty and to celebrate this milestone, we’d like to offer you the chance to earn 3x CHF 60 as a credit in your PubliBike customer account.

Pilot Project - Report Bike Found

We are currently conducting a pilot project in the networks Zurich and Bern to facilitate the process of reporting abandoned bikes.

Benefit from a 3 month B-Fit subscription at a special price!

Take advantage of our special winter offer: with the promo code "winteriscoming", you get a B-Fit subscription at a special price: just CHF 19.90 for a 3-month period (instead of 12).

Partial Reopening of the Lausanne-Morges Network

We have now reached phase 3 of the gradual reopening of the Lausanne-Morges network. After the implementation of phase 2 at the beginning of October, we are now in a position to open almost the entire Lausanne-Morges network. Namely, we can add 15 new stations to the 18 already in service.

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Shared mobility is on-trend

Open the app, unlock your bike, and off you go. But a few simple steps for the customer mean sophisticated logistics and regular maintenance for PubliBike. A great deal of passion for cycling goes into operating eight networks across Switzerland, with 500 stations and 5,000 bikes. A look behind the scenes in Berne.

Reopening of the Fribourg network

We are pleased to be able to reopen the Fribourg network as of today, Monday, September 14, 2020.
The 2 stations "Bourgknecht" and "Schoenberg", which have remained closed until now, will be put back into service!

PubliBike is integrated in the ZüriMobil app

With the new ZüriMobil app, the Stadt Zürich is launching a multimodal app that provides clear access to the wide range of mobility services. #PubliBike is also part of it.

PubliBike@PostNetz

Come and meet PubliBike!

Together with the post office we invite you to come explore our service and ask your questions this summer (August & September)! Our PubliBike experts are waiting for you at the PostParc Berne, SihlPost Zurich and the post office in Fribourg (Tivoli). We would be happy if you stop by!

 

You don’t use PubliBike yet? No problem! With the promocode in the post offices you have the possibility to register directly and test PubliBike for one week for free* ! Don't wait any longer and visit us!

 

*The first 30min/ride are free.

Inauguration of four new stations in the "Région de Nyon" network: in Rolle, Eysins and Founex.

The "Région de Nyon" network is extended to 27 sites this year, then to 50 in 2021.

We are expanding our networks!

New stations have recently been installed in the networks of Bern, Zurich, Lugano, Lausanne-Morges and Fribourg. Discover them now!

New subscriptions are here!

It's summer, time to get back on the bike! Biking lets you enjoy individual, easy and fast transportation, while remaining environmentally friendly. Plus, it's a great way to be active and stay healthy!

We invite you to take advantage of our brand new subscriptions, available now.

More information in our press release

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Just one word: THANKS!

The PubliBike team would like to say thank you through a video!

Abandoned bike? Please, let us know!

To report an abandoned bike, simply write to us at this email address: velo@publibike-service.ch, and tell us as precisely as possible where the bike is.
Thanks so much for your support. 

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World Bicycle Day!

Today, bicycle is honoured! In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared 3 June as World Bicycle Day.

We were at the Urban Bike Festival DIGITAL this year!

We were there! Our CEO also took part in an interview. Relive this highlight by watching the video!

The Lugano-Malcantone network is growing

The Lugano-Malcantone PubliBike network is being expanded from 39 to 45 stations. The following stations will be added to the Lugano-Malcantone PubliBike: Parco Ciani, Via Loco, Lanchetta, Via Vignola, Davesco-Via Vecchio Tram. The Lamone-Cadempino FFS station will be set up at a later date.

Important software update

The locks on our bikes will soon be completely updated. During the month of May, the bikes will be updated one after the other, between 23:00 and 6:00. It is therefore possible that during this time slot, some bikes may not be available.

All e-bikes are back in Berne!

The e-bike fleet in Bern is complete again. After a few weeks of interruption we are happy to be able to put our e-bikes back into operation and thank you for your understanding.

PubliBike's network expands in the Région de Nyon

This year, the PubliBike network in Région de Nyon will double from 13 to 27 stations. In 2021, the network will increase to 50 stations, for a total of 300 bikes, half of them electric.

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Bikesharing in Corona times - PubliBike as a popular alternative

In cities PubliBike is an alternative to public transport during the Corona crisis. Nevertheless, the number of bike-sharing trips has also fallen because many customers have set up home offices.

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Earth Day

Today we celebrate the 50th Earth Day. This day is an opportunity to reflect on solutions to preserve our planet. Sorting, composting, recycling, eating local, favouring public transport and biking are some of the possible solutions in order to protect the environment.

Actions relating to COVID-19

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have put in place several measures to protect our employees and partners, while ensuring the operation of our 8 national networks.

Healthcare staff on bikes

The University Hospital of Zürich and PubliBike join forces to support the health care staff during their movements.

Availability of bicycles in the Berne network

Unfortunately, we have to set up a restricted service in the Berne network, because our logistics partner puts some employees on leave to protect them against coronavirus, due to cantonal regulations.

Bike Availability

Providing quality service in these exceptional circumstances is a major challenge. It's only possible thanks to the commitment of our employees and partners.

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Learning to ride a bike with PubliBike

In Zurich, refugees learn how to cycle. Some courses use PubliBike's robust and comfortable bikes.

Züri Velo is being extended

Starting this summer we will expand our network in Zurich. There will be 17 bike sharing stations in the municipalities of Dübendorf, Opfikon, Wallisellen and Kloten.

Riding digitally with PubliBike

National Digital Day will take place again on 3 September 2019. For the third time, the whole day will focus on digitisation.

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5 tips and tricks to enjoy PubliBike this summer

That's it, summer is here. Sun, swimming pool, barbecue, outings and walks are on the agenda every day. And summer is also the ideal time to get around town easily and quickly with PubliBike! Discover our 5 simple and effective tips to make the most of your freedom on two wheels during these sunny weeks.

The Agglo Fribourg-Freiburg network is expanding

The PubliBike Agglo Fribourg-Freiburg network was expanded from 9 to 21 stations. 

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Summer is here

This year, summer temps arrived later than expected. But now that sunny days have returned, chilling during the long-awaited summer evenings, diving in cool waters or eating a delicious ice cream are activities which can be enjoyed again. Why not experience all these things in a new city?

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Yellow and black on the way

On Saturday, 25 May 2019, the cup ceremony took place at the Stade de Suisse in Bern and was celebrated extensively. There was a special surprise during the half-time break. 

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A long tradition

I still remember it very well. For me, the trip to the BEA has always been one of the highlights of the year: going there with public transport, the Ferris Wheel (even if most of the time, I only admired it from the ground), watching how the Berlin balls, as well as all the works of art made of vegetables in the Green Centre, are made.

The Lugano-Malcantone network extends

The PubliBike Lugano-Malcantone network will be further expanded from 31 to 38 stations. Seven new workstations will be operational on 29 March.

 

 

Happy birthday "Züri Velo"

"Züri Velo" has grown to 112 stations and 1400 bikes in its first year. Since April 2018, customers have made around 270,000 trips.

PubliBike Vintage

Each station consists of a terminal and docking stations where you can identify yourself and remove or return your bike. The terminal shows you the nearest stations and sales points for purchasing day passes.

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Celebrating spring in the city!

Now that the days are warmer again, the idea of using your bike more often doesn't seem completely out of place to you either? Whether you are a complete newcomer to the cycling scene or a seasoned bike fanatic, come join us at the Urban Bike Festival, where everything revolves around bikes.

"Velo Bern" has been extended

Today, 15 March 2019, Köniz became the first  municipality in the agglomeration of Bern with a bike sharing network.

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The story of a PubliBike station

There are already over 300 stations throughout Switzerland where you can borrow a bike or e-bike. But how long does it take for a station to actually be ready and why are there places in a network without a station? 

Digital Day

On 25 October 2018, Digital Day will enter its second round and we will be back in Zurich. Visit our stand at Sihlpost and take part in our "Digital Hunt" competition.

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A weekend on two wheels

The last late summer days are over and autumn has arrived. Before time flies far too quickly again, I would like to take full advantage of the sunny autumn days. To do that, you don't have to travel far at all. 

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Back to work – at the peak of fitness!

September is here! The holidays are already over and this year, we can say that we had a truly beautiful summer. We hope that your batteries are fully recharged and that you're keen to devote some time to sports once you return to work!

Official inauguration of the new Lugano-Malcantone network: come and try it out!

Today, we are inaugurating our new Lugano-Malcantone network, a project to extend the Lugano network to Basso Malcantone and Vedeggio, involving many municipalities and companies.

Enjoy the freedom of limitless mobility

With the new SBB Green Class mobility subscription, you can easily and conveniently combine different means of transport at your convenience. There are now four electric cars to choose from.

Restart from 17 September

All our bikes in Bern, Zurich and Fribourg are available again.

After numerous locks of PubliBike bikes in Berne, Zurich and Fribourg were manipulated and bicycles were stolen, PubliBike recalled them in order to retrofit the locks. In the meantime, PubliBike, together with the lock manufacturer, have been able to retrofit all the locks to safety standards.

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A summer’s day in Sion with PubliBike

The capital of Valais is known as Switzerland’s sunniest town, so what better opportunity to discover it than a summer’s day!

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#MidiAutrement – Exploring the «Basse Ville» of Fribourg

Summer, holidays, the sun and shady terraces live... Who wouldn't like to have a lunch break by the water, eat a fresh organic salad made from regional ingredients in the shade of a parasol while spreading your toes under the table?

(continue in French)

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Switzerland's most beautiful beaches – by bike

This summer, leave the car behind in the garage and head for the sun on two wheels, not four! Every region offers idyllic beaches that you can easily reach on a bike from PubliBike

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Bern by bike: discover the ideal way to tour the capital

Thanks to the brand-new Velo Bern network, it's easier than ever before to savour the delights of the Federal capital. Here are some routes that will guarantee an unforgettable getaway.

Sierre enters the dance

After Lausanne-Morges and Lugano at the end of 2017, followed by Sion, Zürich, La Côte, Berne and Fribourg this year, it is now Sierre's turn for the new PubliBike bike sharing service. Open immediately!

The bike sharing network "Agglo Fribourg-Freiburg" is now open: come try our new system!

This morning, PubliBike and the agglomeration of Freiburg, together with media and guests from the public and private sector, inaugurated the new bike sharing network "Agglo Fribourg-Freiburg". After a few weeks of modernization work, the newly expanded network is open again!

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Bike sharing: Switzerland ahead of the pack

From being a marginal system just ten years ago, bike sharing has now become an essential feature of most large urban areas and far from being an exception to the rule, Switzerland is now an integral part of the movement.

Starting today our network "Velo Bern" is open!

Today, Thursday 28 June, the "Velo Bern" network was officially opened together with the main sponsors, the Migros Aare cooperative and Swiss Post, invited guests and media representatives.

The new Lugano-Malcantone network is open : come try it out!

Starting today, the six stations in the municipalities of Agno, Caslano, Manno, Magliaso and Sorengo are finally ready for you. In the coming weeks five additional stations will be gradually integrated into the network.

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View of La Côte: the most beautiful rides in Nyon

Perfectly situated between Lausanne and Geneva, the town of Nyon is the ideal starting point to discover one of Switzerland’s most beautiful regions. From lakeshore rides and forest trips to terrace strolls and cultural visits, follow the guide and embark on a tailor-made tour à la PubliBike!

The modernized La Côte network is open – try it out!

After several weeks of work required for the modernization work the La Côte network is open again!

From now on you can check out the 130 new bikes and e-bikes available in 12 different stations. With the new system you can borrow a bike using the new app or your SwissPass and evens take intermediate breaks along the way.

Installation work starting in Bern

After a long wait and a positive decision from the city administration, installation of the bike sharing locations began on 7 May. At the end of June, the first 60 stations with about 700 bikes will be in service.

Modernisation of the La Côte network

More good news! On 13 June 2018 PubliBike’s modernized system will be in the La Côte network too.

PubliBike wins the tender of Agglo Fribourg

It’s official! PubliBike won the bid to modernize and increase the density of the Agglo Fribourg network.

We are celebrating the opening of «Züri Velo»!

Together with our main sponsors Zürcher Kantonalbank and ewz, we are looking forward to opening our network «Züri Velo» in Zurich on Friday, April 6th!

Celebrating Spring and PubliBike’s new system in Sion!

It’s time! After last December’s weather surprise caused some delays, PubliBike inaugurated the modernized network in Sion today, Wednesday March 21!

Station “Piazza Stazione” out of order because of Carnival

The PubliBike station Piazza Stazione in Tesserete will be out of service from the 12 February until the 18 February because of the Carnival festivities. It in service again on Monday 19 February.

Thanks for your understanding.

Our upgraded networks are up and running!

PubliBike unveils its new system on the networks in Lausanne-Morges and Lugano! Important new features await you – upgraded stations, new bikes and e-bikes, a new app and much more… 

New system in Lausanne-Morges

Starting 30 November, a brand new system including e-bikes awaits you! In order to perform the needed improvements, all existing stations located on the EPFL/UNIL campus will be closed as of 28 August and the bikes will be removed from the campus. You can still use the other stations of the network until 15 October, when the entire Lausanne-Morges network will be closed.

Switzerland’s largest bike sharing scheme taking shape in Bern

The civic authorities in Bern and the company PubliBike AG have agreed on the next stages in the implementation of the Velo Bern bike hire scheme. 

The city council has approved the agreement and is sending the city parliament an application for a loan to finance the undertaking. The launch of what will be Switzerland’s largest bike sharing system is planned for May 2018. The scheme ultimately envisages a fleet of 2,400 bikes available from around 200 stations. 

 

PubliBike wins the tender La Côte

It's offical! PubliBike has been chosen to modernize and densify La Côte's bikesharing network. 50 stations and 320 bikes, including 160 electric bikes, will be deployed in 2018.

Lugano to expand its network

The city of Lugano has asked PubliBike to expand its network from 13 to 46 stations. The planning process with the city will begin shortly.

Given the winning tenders in Zurich and Berne and the selection process in Geneva all blocked by appeals, this news is very timely: The city of Lugano has asked us to expand its bike-sharing network from 13 to 46 stations. We will install our new system, which is currently being developed. Half the fleet of 560 bikes planned for Lugano will be e-bikes.

 

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