Mobike dockless cycle scheme warmly welcomed in Manchester – and the bikes are well prepared for the weather
When China’s biggest public bike-hire operator chose Manchester as the location for their first smart scheme outside Asia, they were cautioned that the weather on the banks of the Irwell differed a little from the Yangtze.
“Everyone warned us about the rain,” said Richard Huang, head of international product at Mobike. He was sheltering under an alcove outside Marks & Spencer on Thursday morning as 1,000 of his silver and orange babies were released into the pot-holed streets of the sodden Cottonopolis for 50p a go.
We wanted a city that would be the most open-minded to work with, and everyone said Manchester
Link : Chinese bike-share scheme launches in rainy Manchester