Our history

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 2019, PubliBike is working to increase the density of our networks. Our goal is to reach 500 stations and 5500 bikes by 2020.

Our network

With our 8 networks we are present throughout Switzerland: Fribourg, Région de Nyon, Lausanne-Morges, Lugano-Malcantone, Sion, Sierre, Bern with "Velo Bern" and Zurich with "Züri Velo". You can find them on our map or on our PubliBike app.

490 PubliBike stations are distributed throughout Switzerland. There are several types, the descriptions of which are here.

Our fleet of bikes is composed of more than 5'000 bikes. This link provides a description of our bikes and e-bikes. 

Our family

Every day we work to get a little closer to our goal. We strive to offer mobility from start to finish to as many people as possible. We always do our best to act responsibly and to remain agile, and have confidence in our counterparts.

 

Here are the members of our family.

Markus Bacher

CEO

Rebecca Barth

Marketing specialist

Christoph Blaser

Operations manager

David Davlianidze

Technical associate

Lisa Despont-Lenz

Social media and content marketing specialist

Abel Di Lorenzo

Market manager Bern

Christian Dousse

HR Advisor

Silvia Fiscante

Customer service associate

Mahlet Hailegiorgis

Marketing and Communication associate

Fabian Hausherr

Operations manager Zurich

Eva Helmeth

Business analyst

Thomas Hug

Location manager

Milena Kessler

Customer service associate

Anton Krähenbühl

Application-Manager

Hannelore Langer

Customer service associate

Muriel Lerch

Customer service associate

Patrick Mauron

Technical and maintenance manager

Pauline McNamara

Customer service associate

Stefanie Mosimann

Customer service associate

Markus Müggler

IT manager

Céline Noguera

Chief Sales Officer

Jenny Nuñez

Customer service manager

Patrick Nyffeler

IT specialist

Rim Richani

Market manager french-speaking Switzerland

Lukas Rohrer

Operations manager Bern

Friedrich Rubin

Accounting

Federico Scarpa

Market manager Ticino and french-speaking Switzerland

Sabrina Schenk

Customer service associate

Frank Schirmer

Market manager Zurich

Hung Trieu

Technical associate

Matteo Tritto

Customer service associate

Philip Weber

Rollout & Quality Management

Daniel Wismer

IT operations associate

Andreas Zbären

Supplier manager

Boris Ziegenhagen

Operations manager french-speaking Switzerland

Sofian Zubi

Product Owner

But still...

Our ambitions

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.

 

If you too want to participate in this collective effort, all you have to do is register with PubliBike!

Our sponsors and partners

We thank our sponsors and partners, with whom we collaborate closely. If you want to learn more about them, click here.

Join us!

Would you like to be part of the PubliBike family and change the mobility of the future? Check out PubliBike and PostBus job offers here.