LaThe “Bicycle Parking Facilities Provision Foundation” from Tokyio visits Barcelona his bet by the bike.

The meetings, with Bicing and Area Metropolitana de Barcelona, have served to explore new implementations for the use of the bicycle in urban environments of Japan.

18 members from Bicycle Parking Facilities Provision Foundation from Tokyohas traveled to Barcelona, to learn the policies, the promotion and the promotion of cycling in the city and its metropolitan area.

During the long day of work, with an agenda organized by ShareBarcelona, with meetings with Bicingand managers from l’Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona, have been able to learn into issues on logistics, maintenance, safety and bicycle parking.

The Bicing is a bicycle rental service in the city of Barcelona, which was implemented in March 2007, promoted by the City Council. Uses a system of stations and bikes similar to Stockholm, Oslo or BiZi of Zaragoza. With a fleet of bicycles, electric 300 6300, the future is to pass on the bike 2.0 by increasing the fleet of electric bikes due to the orography of the city, with many slopes.

Themanteniment bicingBicibox’Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona, commitment to promotion the bikes outside of the municipality of Barcelona, granting subsidies for electric bikes, bicycles, private parking, promoting Bicibox,and working to the combination of public transport and cycling.

The delegation has been very interested with the Bicibox, a secure bicycle parking system with 1,700 places in 156 points in the metropolitan area in 19 municipalities that provides service to more than 9,000 users. The foresight is to build more bike parkings, the next, in Gavà station with a capacity for 100 bicycles.