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Bounce completes 5 million rides in Bengaluru Covering 30 Million Kilometres

bounce completes 5 million rides in bengaluru covering 30 million kilometres

Bounce, India’s dockless bike sharing player has reached a significant milestone of 60,000 rides per day in Bengaluru

Bounce, India’s dockless bike sharing player has reached a significant milestone of 60,000 rides per day in Bengaluru. Within 10 months of inception, the brand has done over 5 million rides, covering 30 million kilometres. This makes Bounce one of the fastest growing shared mobility start-ups in the world, scaling on par with global players such as Lime (1MN in 5 months across 2 states in US) and Bird (10 MN in one year across 100+ cities).
According to the Transport Department, Bengaluru is home to over 76 lakh private vehicles, as per a late 2018 report. With the introduction of last mile bike sharing, the usage of public transportation has seen a steady increase. This 60k milestone was achieved with around 7,000 dockless scooters covering an average distance of 7-8 kms per ride. Bounce also remains one of the most affordable modes of commute offering users rides at 5 Rupees per km.
The bikes are making Bengaluru a public transport friendly city. Approximately 42% of Bounce rides either originate or culminate at metro stations, which means roughly 5% of all metro commuters use Bounce as their preferred mode of commute for first and last mile connectivity.
It has been empowering women, who constitute more than 25% of its users. About 8% of these rides are homemakers using Bounce scooters for their day-to-day activities.
If 1 out of every 3 rides is made on a Bounce bike, instead of using private means of transport, as per an estimation our users have helped reduce Bengaluru’s carbon emission by 2.1 Million KG CO2.
Commenting on the achievement, Vivekananda H.R., CEO and Co-Founder, Bounce said, “We are absolutely stoked by this milestone. This feat would not have been possible without the contribution of each and every member of the Bounce community, both employees and users alike. We are steadily on our way to democratising mobility in India and making Bengaluru a public transport society.”
“I have always believed that last mile connectivity is going to be a game changer in addressing urban traffic issues and enable smooth transition to public transportation. This achievement of Bounce within a short span of time stands as a testament to the viability and acceptance of shared mobility. I would like to congratulate Bounce on this new milestone and wish them well in all their future endeavours.” said N Murali Krishna , Special Officer at Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT).
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Source: BW Disrupt

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