Urban transport specialist Tern has teamed up with Munich's transport authorities with a view to increasing the numbers of commuters using bikes with the transport network.
Tern is offering a special-edition of its Link D7i at a special price. 25 Tern dealers in Munich will offer the bike through various purchase schemes tailored specifically for the project.
The transport chiefs have launched the project to alleviate bicycle parking congestion at train stations – and to ease the crowding of trains with 'regular' bicycles.
“We’re about encouraging use of environmentally-friendly and sustainable forms of transport,” stated Joshua Hon, Tern vice president. “Portable bikes take up very little space when folded and so make the perfect last-mile link on an extensive transport network like the MVV. We’re very happy we can be a participant in such a progressive and forward-looking programme.”
The Munich Public Transport Authority and the Bavarian branch of the ADFC Cycling Association put the initiative together.
In addition to a special-edition bike, the first 200 participants who sign up for the special package will get an ADFC-MVV edition CarryOn Cover — a bicycle slip/carry cover, an annual ADFC family membership, a free first bicycle inspection, a MVV laptop bag, a tool kit and cycling maps of Munich.
In the UK, folding brand Brompton has opened the first of 14 Brompton Bike Docks at railway stations in Guildford and Manchester.