How works the free public bicycles system in Buenos Aires?
Users will have to register online through the official website or with the app with the app BA Ecobici por Tembici.
Buenos Aires has a new Ecobici system that provides for the replacement of all bicycles and the installation of new stations. The service will grow 100% and will reach 38 of the 48 porteño neighborhoods during the first half of the year. It will double, as well, the number of stations and bicycles, allowing more than 300,000 residents to enjoy this way of traveling.
Questions and answers, to be taken into account, about the use of Ecobici:
How is the registration in the new system?
Users will have to register online through the official website or with the app BA Ecobici por Tembici. It is required to be over 18 years old, prove ID or passport and a credit card (it´s free the system, only to verify the acccount)
How are the bicycles going to be taken?
You will be able to withdraw the Ecobici by Tembici completely free of charge in any of the 400 stations of the network using the app BA Ecobici por Tembici. The Ecobicis by Tembici will be able to be removed several times during the day and only one bicycle per person is allowed.
The time of use is 1 hour on weekdays and 2 hours on weekends and holidays.
To use the bike for longer, you have to wait 5 minutes from the return of it before taking a new one.
How is the bicycle returned?
To return the Ecobici, you must go to the nearest station and secure it until a green light appears to verify that the bike was returned effectively. In case of not complying with the time of use of the bike, a suspension will be applied. If there is vandalism or theft, the competent police and judicial authorities intervene.
What happens if the system or bicycles are misused?
A neighbor may be suspended from his right to use Ecobici by Tembici in any of the following cases, whose relevance will be evaluated at the sole discretion of Ecobici by Tembici:
Breach of any provision provided in the terms and conditions. 1 to 3 months suspension, depending on the relevance and eventual recidivism.
Improper use of the Eco Bike system, the station and the bicycle. 3 to 9 months suspension, depending on the relevance and eventual recidivism.
Administrative or judicial decision. For the period established at the time.