Mevo – Public bike rental system in Gdansk

written by Maciek Bogdanski

Mevo – the public bike rental system in Gdansk was first launched in March 2019, but the project was closed after six months due to problems with bike availability and reliability. After almost five years, the project has started again with the new operator. It consists of 4000 bikes, including 3000 electric bikes. It is going to be a great complement to the public transport in Gdansk, but will require a separate subscription.

Where and how to ride on Mevo bikes?

Mevo – the public bike system covers the whole Tricity and its surroundings. This means that you may ride it from Tczew to Reda, or even to Wladyslawowo, although the density of the bike station outside Tricity is lower. You may take bikes from the bike stations and should return them to the bike station to avoid an extra fee (10 PLN). Most of the stations are located in the city centre and along the bike path parallel to the beach. Bikes are equipped with essential lights and GPS to locate them easily through the official App. Most bikes are supported by an electric engine to help you cope with the Gdansk’s hills, but it turns off when you exceed 25 km/h to avoid speeding. The battery might also be a hindrance to the system, as you may only rent a bike when its battery level is at least 20%.

Mevo - Gdansk Bike rental System - map
Mevo – Gdansk Bike rental System – map

How to use the Gdansk Mevo Bike System?

To use Mevo bike rental system, you should follow these easy steps:

  1. First, you need to register at the Mevo public bike rental system website
  2. After you have registered, you need to make the payment to charge your account. You need to keep at least 10 PLN on your account to ride.
  3. Then you may subscribe to a plan of your choice, or use bikes in the pay-as-you-go model.
  4. You are now ready to rent a bike. Use the Mevo App to locate the nearest bike. You may reserve it for 10 minutes to make sure it’s there until you arrive.
  5. If you are already next to the bike, just scan the QR code and you are free to ride.
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To return the bike, just go to one of the many Mevo Stations, choose “Return” in the Mevo App and lock the lock on the rear wheel. If you decide to return the bike outside the station, 10 PLN will be deducted from your balance. If you decide to return the bike outside the Mevo Station, make sure it’s within the Mevo Zone, as leaving the bike outside the zone will be fined 50-1000 PLN (depending on how far is the nearest station), while leaving the bike in the prohibited zone will be fined 450-1400 PLN.

Mevo - bike station in the of centre Gdansk
Mevo – bike station in the of centre Gdansk

How much does the Mevo Bike System cost?

The public bike system in Gdansk is not as cheap as in Warsaw, but still affordable.

A monthly subscription costs 29,99 PLN, while a yearly subscription costs 259 PLN. In both cases, 120 minutes/day are included in the plan (please note, that using an electric bike consumes 2 minutes per every minute of riding). After using all your minutes, you will pay 0,10/0,20 PLN per minute for a regular/electric bike.

There is also a 48-hour plan, that includes 480 minutes (240 minutes if using an electric bike). After that, you will pay 0,20/0,40 PLN per minute for a regular/electric bike.

Using the pay-as-you-go system, you will pay 0,15/0,30 PLN per minute for a regular/electric bike.

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1 comment

Brandon August 29, 2019 - 10:07 am

I prefer Best City Bikes at Mevo in the Gdansk. Just now I don’t think about the car or motorbike. Thanks!


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