bike-sharing major Mobike said on Tuesday that it will launch services
in the United Kingdom in Manchester and Salford at the end of this month
as it ramps up efforts to compete with rivals such as ofo in overseas
We’re conscious that our city center is a complex and busy area already,
Burnham said. "Transport for Greater Manchester has been working hard to
establish a voluntary code of working with Mobike to make sure the
service operates in a way that doesn’t inconvenience other road users,
pedestrians or city center traders."
Mobike and ofo are locked in a fierce competition to vie for supremacy
of the burgeoning sector. Their rental bikes are available at no cost to
the taxpayer, unlike those championed by former London mayor Boris
Johnson, the so-called "Boris bikes", that are partially funded by
Transport for London.