Public bicycles are now a reality in Neuquén capital


The station functions in Paseo de la Costa and in this early stage the service is free of charge for all the neighbours who want to test the new service travelling the 132 island and the resorts through bike lanes and rough paths that skirt around the Limay River.

In the following weeks the other two bike-stations will be opened, they will be on Argentina Avenue and the railway in front of the Municipal Tourist Office, and at Neuquén Bus Station (ETON).

"From the city hall we aim at riding bikes as a means of transport because of their ecological, economical and healthy characteristics", said Guillermo Monzani, president of the City Council who is in charge of the municipal executive.

"This first station has a recreational mark but the other two will be used specially for public transport," he insisted, after emphazising that "the city hall is making a very powerful bet, first and before anything else with the bike lanes layout and building because without the these facilities the system will be unsuccesful.

Translator: Agustina Salguero