PUNE: Ofo, a station-free app-based bike-sharing platform has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to support the Pune Cycle Plan, a comprehensive bicycle master plan for integrated citywide cycle tracks across Pune.
Rajashri Sahai, Director of Public Policy and Communication, Ofo said, "We are delighted to partner with the city of Pune. Our station-free bike-sharing concept has improved transportation in cities across the world. Our mission is to solve the 'last mile' transportation problem in India's urban areas and we see immense potential in Pune for Ofo's convenient, affordable and low carbon way of travel".
Speaking about the initiative, Kunal Kumar, Commissioner of the Pune Municipal Corporation, said, "Along with partnerships for public bicycle sharing with partners like Ofo, we are creating an infrastructure where cycling is safe, attractive, comfortable and the travel mode of choice."
Till date, Ofo has operations in over 250 cities across 20 countries, alongside widespread usage by over 200 million global users, with more than 6 billion efficient, convenient and green rides. In October 2017, Ofo joined hands with C40, which is a network of world's leading megacities to set up efforts in tackling pollution and climate change and contribute to research on healthy livable cities.