CityNews – Chiang Mai has launched MOBIKE IN – a bike sharing project that will bring 500 smart bikes to Chiang Mai that both locals and tourists can use.
The launch event was held at the Lanna Folklife Museum on January 18, hosted by Puttipong Sirimart, the Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai. The MOBIKE IN project has been sponsored by Advanced Info Service PLC (AIS), who have collaborated with the Tourism Authority Thailand Chiang Mai Office, local universities, public and private sectors. The project promotes non-motorised transportation and supports eco-tourism.
Puttipong added that this is a positive movement for the transitioning of Chiang Mai to be a Smart City, and a hub of tourism and health care services as well as the digital infrastructure development by following the Thailand 4.0 roadmap.
500 smart bikes will be installed at key locations around the city such as the Three Kings Monument, Buak Hard Public Park, Tha Pae Gate and in the old town. Users will have to download the MOBIKE application which is available on App Store and Google Play store. After registration and payment is made, the app will provide a QR code to unlock the bike.