Telefon:+352 49 93 93 93
(CS) German automobile club ADAC has found that Luxembourg's bike rental system Vel'oh is easy to use, with good information and accessibility.
In an international test of 40 bike rental systems across Europe, the Luxembourg system was one of 23 systems to get a “good” ranking. Luxembourg earned top scores for information and the handling of the system. While accessibility was still ranked “good”, the bikes themselves did not do that well in the test, earning only a “satisfactory” score.
The automobile club also criticised that there were not staffed information or sales points.
Winner of the test was the Vélo'v programme in Lyon. However, here too, the bikes themselves received only a “satisfactory” score, with their design very similar to those in the Grand Duchy.
72 stations with over 700 bikes
At the bottom end of the scale were the OV-fiets bike rental systems in Utrech, Amsterdam and Den Haag. The Dutch bikes require an online registration and membership, payable only via bank transfer. This makes the bikes unsuitable for tourists looking for an easy ride.
A further 11 systems, including London's “Boris Bikes”, received a satisfactory score. Two received a “poor” ranking.
For the full test results in German head to adac.lu
Over 700 bikes are currently available at 72 Vel'oh stations across the City. In 2011, the network of stations was extended to also include communes outside of the capital such as Hesperange and Strassen.
Via the HotCity app users can see in real time, where the closest Vél'oh station is located and how many free bikes are available.
For more information on how to use the service visit veloh.lu