(They said, in April:)
(Wiki:)"The City Paper reaches 10 years as Colombia’s English newspaper"
Bogotá gets e-Bike sharing venture with backing from electric utility CODENSA:Bogotá, officially Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá, D.C., and formerly known as Santafé de Bogotá between 1991 and 2000, is the capital and largest city of Colombia, administered as the Capital District, although often thought of as part of Cundinamarca. Bogotá is a territorial entity of the first order, with the same administrative status as the departments of Colombia. It is the political, economic, administrative, industrial, artistic, cultural, and sports center of the country.
Bogotá was founded as the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada on August 6, 1538, by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada after a harsh expedition into the Andes conquering the Muisca.
https://thecitypaperbogota.com/bogota/b ... sors/20475
... W/a pic:Bogotá has joined a growing number of “intelligent cities” with the launch Wednesday of the first electric bike sharing venture created by the city’s electric utility CODENSA, supermarket chain Carulla and Bicycle Capital. With corporate sponsor, Scotiabank Colpatria, the bright red bikes will be available to anyone with a cell phone as the BiciCo App (available on Android and iOS) requires a simple registration and a credit card.
The 50 electric bikes will be located in six strategic Carullas across the city and once the registration process is completed, by scanning a QR code on the bike, the battery lights up and riders are free to begin moving around the city on an environmentally friendly form of transportation. The service will be operational as of 6:00 am and all bikes must be returned to a Carulla by 8:00 pm, in order for CODENSA to power them overnight. The cost of using the bike depends on one’s time necessity, beginning with $2,800 pesos for a half-hour, $25,000 pesos for a day, as well as option to pre-pay for a month ($60,000 pesos) which entitles users four 30-minute rides every day.
(Sure hope they have enough advertisers...)
Currently, 60,000 Colombian Peso equals about $20 USD...