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Bike sharing is now very popular in Brno

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Bike sharing is now very popular in Brno

This news is about cycling. There is a project which focuses on sharing bikes. It is a non-profit project called “Rekola”. Nowadays, it is getting more and more popular not only in Brno.

Thanks to this project, you can borrow a bike, use it and then return it anywhere in the city. But how can you recognize the bike which you can rent? Well, those bikes are pink!

Why is it so attractive and special? There are many aspects which make this project very successful. Firstly, it is not very expensive. Secondly, it is very easy to find a bike and borrow it. You only need to make a registration and get a smartphone application. The application is very user-friendly.

To this date, almost three hundred people take part in the project. There are between 15 and 25 bikes available in Brno. But organizers want to have 60 bikes available.

“We want to make this project more available for people and improve the traffic jam in the city,” the project organizers say.

Difficult words: share: to allow someone to use or have something you own, focus on: to concentrate on something and pay particular attention to it, nowadays:  the period of time that is happening now, borrow: to receive and use something that belongs to someone else, and promise to give it back to them later, user friendly: easy to use or understand.


Level B1 intermediate

Bike sharing is getting more popular in Brno

Are you fed up with the bad traffic jam? Then the project “Rekola” might be exactly what you are looking for. It is a one-of-a-kind project which focuses on sharing bikes amongst its participants. It is pretty well-known in all the bigger cities, especially in Brno.

The project enables you to locate a bike, borrow it and then simply return it anywhere in your city. But bear in mind that the bikes which you can possibly rent are only pink!

There are many features which make this project so attractive. Firstly, it has good value for money. Secondly, it is not difficult to find a bike and rent it. All you have to do is to make a registration in a smartphone application. Moreover, the smartphone application is very user friendly.

Currently, there are between 15 and 25 bikes available in Brno. But organizers of the project intend to raise the neumber of the bikes up to 60.

“We hope to attract more participants to the project and improve the overall traffic in the city,” the project organizers claim.

Difficult words:  fed up with: very tired of something, angry about something that has continued for a long time, one-of-a-kind: unique, enable: to give someone the ability or opportunity to do something, bear in mind: keep in mind, good value for money: worthy, the value of what you are buying is equal to the amount you’re paying.