In urban environment, for relatively short distances it is often difficult to take public transport, walking may be too slow. Taking a car requires parking both at the point of departure and destination and car is not environmentally friendly. So public bicycle is quick, convenient and above all healthy! Also last years have shown there is a great demand in Budapest for appropriate cycling possibilities. Public bike-sharing is one of the best ways to encourage biking.
Bubi (the name comes from Budapest Bicycle) can be used by anyone who is fit enough to ride a bike and register themselves beforehand. The scheme’s main target audience are city-dwellers. The bicycles can be used free of charge for half an hour, the next 60 minutes will cost the price of a single transport ticket (now HUF 320), the following 60 minutes the price of two single tickets, and so on. The rental fee is to be paid afterwards by credit card or a special prepaid chip card.
bubi nagyobb térképen való megjelenítése
The first round will include 1,000 bikes, 74 docking stations where bikes can be picked up and returned. 57 stations will be located on the Pest side, 16 in Buda, and one on Margitsziget (Margaret Island). In Pest, the area covered by Bubi will extend to the Városliget (City Park) and the Nagykörút (Grand Boulevard), in Buda to the Víziváros and the university campus in South Buda.