Vël’OK electric and conventional bikes are available in Bettembourg, Differdange, Dudelange, Esch-sur-Alzette, Sanem, Schifflange and Kayl
A network of free-to-use cycles in the south of Luxembourg is gaining momentum each year, reaching a whopping 79,000 users in 2017.
Rolled out in 2004 and modernised in 2009, Vël’OK electric and conventional bikes are available in Bettembourg, Differdange, Dudelange, Esch-sur-Alzette, Sanem, Schifflange and Kayl. Its 265-strong fleet of bikes is expected to rise to 395 this spring, of which around two thirds will be electric bikes. Kayl, Bettembourg, Schifflange and Sanem switched to fully electric fleets.
People aged from 14 upwards can borrow a bike free of charge for two hours from any of the 79 stations in participating communes. They can travel to partner communes but, if they fail to return the bike within two hours, they will be contacted by the Vël’OK team. A €150 fine is issued in the event a bike is lost.
Not only is the service positive for reducing carbon emissions, it also employs jobseekers within the maintenance team.