VETURILO BIKES ARE (ALMOST) BACK!
One of the easiest and effortless ways to move around Warsaw is, without the shadow of a doubt, to rent a Veturilo bike.
Our beloved public bikes, which are only available during the warmer months of the year, will be back on the 1st of March.
It is still deadly cold though. Due to the extremely low temperatures (averaging -10 degrees Celsius), there is even a rumor that they will be equipped with SKIS!
This are (obviously) fake news I just made up.
Anyway, this is how the prototype would look like:
Jokes aside, Veturilo is one of the largest urban bike systems in Europe, with 366 stations and 5 292 bicycles.
Did you know that Veturilo means “vehicle” in Esperanto? The name was chosen among thousands of other suggestions from internet users.
What else do you need to know about the Veturilo Bikes?
1) They are very cheap
It’s actually FREE to rent a bike for the first 20 minutes (but you have to pay for registration: 10PLN one-time fee). If you time your trip maniacally, you can use them for free, forever. Check out the price list here.
2) They are everywhere in the city!
Here is the official map. I also created my own map with Google’s “my maps”, so that you can use it in Google maps and get directions to the nearest station (you can’t do that with the official maps).
3) There are also E-bikes.
9 of the 366 station are equipped with Electric bikes. At the moment, however, all of these stations are in the center of Warsaw (Powiśle).
4) The app changed (it’s not nextbike anymore)
Download the latest apps here.