To make bike-sharing an integral part of public transportation in as many cities as possible all over the globe is our mission and it is what drives us every day.
That is why we are shocked and saddened to see our KVB bikes being destroyed systematically. Attacks and vandalism on the KVB bikes have increased significantly in the past days.Therefore, we had to restrict our operating areas in Cologne in order to protect the remaining fleet. For now, bikes are available for users exclusively in the flex zone and the inner city rings.
This is a temporary step that affects us as much as it affects you. We are working hard to find a solution and have involved the police as well as various other partners. But we also need your help: If you find damaged bikes or witness acts of vandalism on the KVB bikes, please inform the police, take pictures and send an email with the location and bike number of the bike and the subject “Köln Vandalismus” to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your understanding and help!
nextbike is European market leader in bike-sharing. The micro mobility pioneer has been developing smart bike sharing schemes since 2004. Currently, nextbike has established its bike sharing service as an elementary component of urban and regional mobility in over 300 cities worldwide. Integrated into public transport, the company offers millions of users the ideal means of transport for their daily needs – be it a classic bicycle, an e-bike or a cargo bike. Since 2021, nextbike GmbH has been a wholly owned subsidiary of TIER Mobility. As part of the merger, nextbike turned into the joint brand nextbike by TIER.
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