World’s largest station-free bike-share establishes Southeast hub in Florida
SOUTH MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ofo, the world’s leading station-free bike-sharing company, launched operations in South Miami today.
Mayor of South Miami Phillip Stoddard and other elected officials including Vice Mayor Robert Welsh, Commissioner Gabriel Edmond, Commissioner Josh Liebman, Commissioner Walter Harris, City Manager Steven Alexander and Deputy City Manager Shari Kamali celebrated the beginning of station-free bike-sharing in the city at an event held Tuesday morning at City Hall.
“We are very excited to welcome ofo to our city,” said Mayor Stoddard. “We are forward-thinking in South Miami, and station-free bike-sharing is another way to bring another technology to our community that can change the way residents experience their city, help tourists get around, improve access and positively impact our environment.”
ofo bikes provide the benefits of bike-sharing without the limitations of docking stations. Bicycles are located using a GPS finder on ofo’s mobile app and are equipped with a smart lock on the rear wheel. Users can unlock the bikes by scanning a QR code on the bike, using their phones. Rides cost $1 per hour.
“This marks the beginning of ofo’s presence here in the Southeast,” said Chris Nakutis Taylor, Head of ofo U.S. “We are grateful for the Mayor’s support, and we are looking forward to building our presence here, across Florida and beyond.”
Founded in 2014, ofo pioneered the concept of station-free bike-sharing. Today it operates in over 180 cities across 17 countries and generates more than 32 million daily transactions. ofo currently operates in cities across the U.S. including Seattle, Washington, D.C., the greater Boston area and Colorado, and last week launched a significant presence in Dallas.
Founded in 2014, ofo is the world’s largest station-free bicycle-sharing platform. ofo was created for sharing and aims to unlock every corner of the world by making bikes accessible to everyone. To date, ofo has connected users to more than 10 million bikes in over 180 cities across 17 countries, generated more than 32 million daily transactions and has provided over 200 million global users with 4 billion efficient, convenient and green rides. ofo partnered with the UN Development Programme in April to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and launched a partnership with Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation in August, in which ofo donate bicycles to girls living in Malawi in need of a safe way to get to school. To learn more, visit www.ofo.com.