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Public Bicycle Hire System

Qing Bo Men, Hangzhou, China
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Best way to get around

We used the bikes everyday, so convenient. I found the bikes mostly in good order but they are... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2017
Sydney, Australia
Easy to use and convenient

Unlike the New York's Citi bike system, you can use this bikes whenever you want to. there's not a... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2015
Flavio E
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good51%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Apr 29, 2017
“Best way to get around”
Oct 4, 2015
“Easy to use and convenient”
Qing Bo Men, Hangzhou, China
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

We used the bikes everyday, so convenient. I found the bikes mostly in good order but they are single gear so hills will be more of a challenge. Although around west lake and city mostly flat. The bikes also usually have a wire or plastic...More

Thank berlinN
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Unlike the New York's Citi bike system, you can use this bikes whenever you want to. there's not a time limit and there are an uncountable amount of bike stations spread out around the city. The bikes are very light as well (New York bikes...More

Thank Flavio E
Reviewed April 27, 2015

I like the idea of the public bicycles hire system and I use the bikes sometimes. It is easy, very cheap, environmentally friendly and often faster way than travelling by public bus or taxi within the city, especially during rush hours when streets are congested...More

Thank hlinajs
Reviewed June 6, 2014

Last year we were discouraged by the formalities, a heavy registration cost as a 300 rmb card was required per person, id required per person, and finally, a Zhejiang residence qualification. Returning yesterday in south west lake area, we simply paid 100 rmb deposit per...More

5  Thank Alan P
Reviewed November 27, 2013

I really like the public bike system, but I don't like to ride these bikes. If you find one with good brakes then you have the joker. If you are a big person you also have problems with these bikes. This wouldnt be the problem,...More

1  Thank Tom121289
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The idea of a free bike hire system in Hangzhou is amazing. Well free for one hour and then it costs 1 RMB per hour. You can go to the trouble of locking it and then unlocking it in a station, but 1 RMB isn't...More

3  Thank thenewphilipwright
Reviewed April 13, 2013

The red public bicycle system is fantastic. Renting was easier than it sounds. Don't be intimidated. Get transportation card with RMB300 (200 of which is deposit) at Smart Card Center at 20 Long Xiang Lu. You get your money back, less minimal amount spent for...More

5  Thank StephanieL67
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Allthough it sounds complicated to get a pass etc, it is well worth the effort if yiu stay here for several days. The first hour you hire a bike is free. The spots are everywhere! So we just got a bike to the place we...More

Thank Jasper F
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Hangzhou has the most extensive public bicycle system in the world. You pay 300RMB to get a card. This is 200RMB deposit plus 100 credit. The bike is free for the first hour and then costs 1 RMB per hour after. The trick is to...More

3  Thank tombillinge
Reviewed July 13, 2011

Up there with many European cities, the Hangzhou Public Bicycle System is a great way to get around the West Lake scenic area. The initial cost is 300 RMB, of which 200 is a security deposit, but you get 100% of the unused money plus...More

3  Thank zhuhai2007
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