During the renovation of the M3 metro in Budapest, a lot more people are using rental bicycles known as MOL Bubi, according to Wednesday’s Világgazdaság.
The number of bicycles rented out in the period between November and April rose by 18.8 percent to 119,000 compared with the same period last year, the company that operates the rentals told the business paper.
This data confirms expectations before the metro refurbishment began that
many commuters would choose to use the bikes, which are available for rent at designated points on the street.
Last year, MOL Bubi revenue amounted to 62.4 million forints (EUR 190,000) and by April this year it came to 10.3 million.
We all love Budapest, but sometimes we also need to get out of the city, hop on a bicycle and spend some time outside. There are many routes to choose from; you can go on a day-trip and ride for about 30 km with frequent stops, throw in some sightseeing and have lunch on the way back. Or you can bike for just an hour or so, inside the city, maybe on the river bank to work on your stamina for longer trips. Check out these bike trips HERE.
We introduced the two most popular bike-sharing services in the capital: the Donkey Republic and MOL Bubi. Also we decided to plan a whole day for you to explore Budapest on two wheels in one day.