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Multi-modal bundle available in DC

The companies are urging Washingtonians to ditch their cars and share rides and bikes for the #MyEarthDayCommute challenge

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Ride- and bike-share is available to Washingtonians in one subscription
Ride- and bike-share is available to Washingtonians in one subscription

Ride-share app developer, Via, and bike-share company, Mobike, have joined forces to launch a multi-modal transportation bundle that includes both ride-share and­ bike-share in a single subscription in Washington DC.

 

A 4-week ViaPass will now include free Via rides plus unlimited access to Mobike’s network of dockless bikes for a low upfront fee. Via and Mobike are working to expand the multi-modal partnership to other cities.

 

In honour of Earth Day on 22 April and to celebrate the launch, Via and Mobike are announcing the #MyEarthDayCommute challenge, calling on DC residents to ditch their personal cars and share a Via or Mobike for one week to reduce their carbon footprint. Users can download Via and select ViaPass and receive a personal promo code.

 

“We can’t imagine a better way to celebrate Earth Day than to commit to reducing your carbon footprint through shared rides and bike rides,” said Jason Wong, Mobike’s US general manager.

 

“Via and Mobike are committed to providing smart and affordable alternative transportation options that offer DC residents more choices to ditch single-occupancy car trips and reduce traffic and congestion in our cities,” said Alex Lavoie, US general manager at Via.

 

Via wants to re-engineer public transit from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Passengers request rides through a mobile app and Via’s sophisticated algorithm instantly finds a vehicle that best matches their route, allowing for quick and efficient shared trips.

 

The Via platform currently operates in New York City, Chicago, and Washington DC, providing over 1.5 million rides per month, and is growing rapidly. Via also licenses its revolutionary on-demand transit technology to transportation players globally.

 

Mobike is the world’s first and largest smart bike-sharing company. Meituan, China’s largest provider of on-demand online services, recently agreed to purchase the bike-sharing firm as it bids to further its push into the future of transportation.

 

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