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Integration into Constance bike rental system "konrad"

Cargo bike rental system "TINK" goes into permanent extension

Die neuen TINK Transporträder im Konstanzer Hafen
Die neuen TINK Transporträder im Konstanzer Hafen © Marco Walter/Anke Kamhans

TINK stands for "Transportrad Initiative Nachhaltiger Kommunen" (cargo bike initiative of sustainable cities) and is a nationwide research project that was put into operation in Constance. The model project was scientifically evaluated. The figures speak for themselves: TINK has established itself very well in Constance and has become an integral part of the city. The TINK cargo bicycle rental system was tested in Constance for two years. Each TINK bike was used for an average of 2 hours and 47 minutes per day. This is calculated from the total of 20,340 rental transactions and 52,740 user hours. The overwhelming response has now led to it becoming an integral part of the city's cycle hire scheme.

The project was funded until July 2018 by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) as part of the National Cycling Plan 2020 (NCP). Now it is firmly integrated into the bike rental system "konrad".