STA, 28 July 2019 - After a number of Slovenian cities have successfully launched bike-sharing networks, Nova Gorica is the latest to join the sustainable bike-sharing trend. The local authorities and development agency are planning to launch the city's bike-sharing network Go-kolo by March 2020.
The network planned by the Nova Gorica municipality and the Regional Development Agency of Northern Primorska will initially include 28 standard bikes and 13 e-bikes located at eight stations.
This is not the first attempt to bring bike sharing to Nova Gorica. Previous plans to establish a joint network with neighbouring Gorizia in Italy were abandoned after the selected Italian service provider failed to meet the requirements for the service's launch.
While the Go-kolo network will not be connected to the one in Gorizia, the plan is to expand it to the neighbouring Šempeter-Vrtojba municipality and build additional stations.
The partners have released a public call for bids to find the service provider, which will be chosen in September. The deadline for the start of operations is March 2020.