Dubai’s RTA (Road and Transport Authority) has teamed up with Careem Bike in order to offer free bike rides in the Emirates. This initiative is a part of World Environment Day, which was celebrated on June 5 across the globe. People can ride bikes without any charges for an unlimited number of trips, except that a single trip cannot exceed 45 minutes.
Free Bike Rides Across Dubai
#RTA in partnership with Careem, announced the offering of Careem BIKE rides free of charge for customers at 186 docking stations across Dubai for an unlimited number of trips, provided the single trip does not exceed 45 minutes.
— RTA (@rta_dubai) June 5, 2023
Dubai’s RTA and Careem Bikes will be offering free bike rides to customers at 186 docking stations across the Emirates. These rides will be available for an unlimited number of trips, but every single trip should not go beyond 45 minutes.
Community groups were encouraged by RTA to adopt healthier habits, and RTA also educated them to try and use flexible mobility options during exercise and leisure.
This initiative aims to fulfil the government’s directives by transforming Dubai into a bicycle-friendly city. It also falls in line with the goals and strategy of RTA by coming up with community initiatives that talk about environmental issues. It wants to play an important role in the sustainability framework.
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These free bike rides can be easily accessed using the Careem application. The customer has to simply go to the “GO” section and select “BIKE” under it. They can choose “One Day Pass” which will give them 24-hour access after entering the code, “FREE”.
Customers will also have to enter their card details, but they will not be charged any amount. This offer will be valid on June 19.
There are 186 stations offering Careem bikes in Dubai. Since its debut in February 2020, Careem bikes have saved more than 2.5 metric tonnes of CO2, which is the same amount of CO2 as 713 automobiles would have produced in a single year.
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