Second Development Phase for MonaBike
In July 2019, to encourage soft mobility and the use of bicycles in the Principality, the Prince's Government and the Monegasque Bus Company (CAM) gave new impetus to the self-service electric bicycles scheme by introducing a new MonaBike system, which includes:
- Doubling the number of bike stations and tripling the number of bicycles;
- Expanding the scheme to occasional/touristic customers via a mobile app for smartphones, which makes it easy to see the location of the stations and the number of bikes/vacant parking places for bikes that are available at each station;
- Integrating the scheme in the Government's multimodal Citymapper app.
With 2,100 registered users and 342,000 journeys made in 2020, this new MonaBike scheme is a great success, and its use has quadrupled.
Averaging more than seven journeys per bike per day, MonaBike is on a par with self-service bicycle schemes in major cities.
To continue this positive momentum and optimise the Principality's transport links, new stations will be gradually installed in the coming days at the Heliport, in the Ténao tunnel in Saint Roman, the Boulevard d'Italie, the Boulevard de Belgique, near the entrance to the Parc Princesse Antoinette, the Avenue de Grande Bretagne, the Rue des Lauriers and the Boulevard du Jardin Exotique, in front of the Ecole des Révoires school.
Soon, 43 stations and 390 MonaBike bikes will be available. Whatever their route in the Principality, users will thus find a station close to their place of departure and arrival.
Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, stated that, "The roll-out of MonaBike continues today and I am delighted, because this scheme, which has been a real success, is perfectly suited to short journeys in our city-State."
- Annual fees of 72€ and 48€ for users who already have a season ticket for the bus network or public car parks ;
- For occasional customers, €18 per month, €6 per week, €2 per day and €1 per journey.
How does it work?
- Choose your preferred option on the monabike.mc website or directly via the PBSC app;
- To take a bike, present your contactless CAM card using the attached device, or use your smartphone to scan the QR Code on the bike via the app;
- Return your bike to an empty parking space in a station. The green light on the device will confirm that the journey is at an end.