PENANG is one step closer to been a liveable and international city especially for tourists. Today, Penang is witnessing the soft launch of the bike sharing system (BSS) which is in advance of a full launch. Apart from building a 39.3 KM enthusiastic bicycle lane from Straits Quay to Penang International Airport, now the city will be linked with bicycle lanes and commuters will enjoy the convenience of BSS which is been used and enjoyed in other cities and countries around the globe.
LinkBike will redefine a new way to connect and commute within George Town, Penang. Anyone can pick up a bike from any of the 25 stations, use it and return it to another station and the cycle continues, making it accessible to all LinkBike users. It is as simple as a scan on the QR Code to release the bicycle. These bikes serve as a short distance transit vehicle to reduce/replace use of motor vehicles, avoid traffic congestion and reduce environmental pollution which is a major challenge humanity is struggling with currently.
With the bike sharing system, one can also cycle to Straits Quay or Queensbay on the beautiful coastal lane. Penang is on its way to connect the last mile which is part of the Penang Transport Master-plan. In future, one can hop on and off the LRT and grab a bike to reach their destination without stress.
LinkBike BSS operated by FAST RENT BIKE (PG) is a project by Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to make Penang an international city like Melbourne, Amsterdam, Tokyo and others. MBPP is working closely with the operator to set up 25 strategic locations that will be easily accessible in George Town, Queensbay and also Straits Quay.
4 easy steps to use LinkBike
Using LinkBike bike sharing system is as easy as anything you can think of. First you will need to sign up through LinkBike website or the mobile app, after which you will be required to make a credit/package purchase. On completion of your purchase which will not take much of your time probably a minute or two, you can now pick a bike from any of LinkBike dock and unlock it by scanning the QR code using their mobile app or through LinkBike card.
After unlocking a bike from the dock, now take the pleasure of enjoying the beautiful heritage site within Georgetown or riding to your destination. On getting to your location you have to return the bike to the nearest LinkBike dock station in order to make it accessible to other users since it a bike sharing system, once you get to the nearest LinkBike dock station, all you need to do is to slot the bike to the dock and wait for acknowledgement from the system.
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LinkBike’s Packages / Pricing
30 minutes free ride per session + RM 1 / hour after 30 mins*
Retrieve and return bike at any LinkBike dock
* Subject to 6% GST
How LinkBike’s Packages Works
Penang LinkBike Stations / Docks
More than 10 stations available now. Click the image below to view detail info of each LinkBike station in Penang.
LinkBike and Fast Rent Bike are working hand in hand to set up different strategic and easily accessible location in Penang, to give users an enjoyable and friendly system, which will make getting and returning of bike to each dock station less tiring and easy.
Penang LinkBike Contact Information
Operating Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm, Sat: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Public Holiday & Sun: Close
Website: https://www.linkbike.my https://www.linkbike.my