Car sharing is a relatively new means of transportation in Gdansk. The idea is to rent a car for a short period of time and to pay only for the kilometres and time of the ride. All you need to do is to register, download the application on your phone, and look for the car that’s nearest to you. The rates are 0,8 PLN for one kilometre + 0,5 PLN for one minute of the ride. The main advantage of this system is that it’s cheaper than a taxi, and you can park in the city free of charge. The main disadvantage is that there might be no car nearby when you need it.
Also, traffic during rush hours may make your trip more expensive than you would expect. But at night, when there is almost no traffic, this is a very convenient means of transport. Bear in mind, that you still need to obey the traffic regulations – you are not anonymous as a driver and you still may be fined for any traffic offences. Also, make sure to park the car where it’s legal. Otherwise, you will be charged if the car is blocked by the city guards for improper parking.
Similarly to cars, motorbike sharing system has been working in Gdansk since 2018. The idea is similar, but what you share is a two-person, electric motorbike with the range of 70-90 kilometres when fully charged. The rates are 0,69PLN for one minute of the ride, 0,09 PLN for stoppage time (motorbike can’t be rented by other users then), no more than 69PLN/day.
Remember, that although it is an electric motorbike, contrary to Mevo electric bikes you can’t ride them on bike paths. You also need to wear a crash helmet (you will find it in the trunk).