PBSC, leading global provider of bike sharing solutions and sustainable urban mobility pioneer, kicked off the rollout of an initial network of 2,600 bikes and 260 solar-powered stations to be spread across São Paulo.

A pioneer city on a number of fronts and an exceptionally vibrant cultural and economic capital, São Paulo was among the very first South American cities to implement a large-scale bike sharing network as part of its vision for ultramodern and interconnected urban mobility. Today, this thriving city enters a new age as Itaú Unibanco, tembici. and PBSC Urban Solutions – world leader in sustainable mobility solutions – take their project into a whole new technological era.

This rollout represents the second and most major milestone of a country-wide initiative to bring the most modern bike sharing experience to tens of millions of Brazilians across the nation’s largest cities. The response to the new system has been beyond positive so far; Brazilians are delighted to welcome efficient, reliable, proven and safe bike sharing technology into their daily commute.

According to Sérgio Avelleda, Municipal Secretary of Mobility and Transportation of São Paulo, the new bike sharing program benefits mobility in all regions of the city of São Paulo.

“The new program of shared bikes will favour the use of bicycles with multiple operators, with access through “Bilhete Unico” (Sao Paulo’s unified transportation fare), and addition of bicycles in the peripheral region of the city. This is a very successful public policy” said Sérgio Avellada.