Obos Eiendom invests in smart bicycle lockers at Tveita Senter
Safe bicycle parking has long been in demand from customers at the three Obos centers in Manglerud, Tveita and Lambertseter. Many are reluctant to use expensive bicycles, and therefore end up using the car. Now smart bicycle lockers can reverse the trend.
Obos Eiendom wants to contribute to environmentally friendly shopping habits. This time it is how the customers get to the shopping centers that is the purpose. With the Bikely app, cyclists can pre-book and park in a dedicated bike locker. Here, the bike stays safe during the shopping trip, and there are pegs to hang shopping bags from. Because many people have expensive bicycles, bicycle theft is a real problem that causes many to choose less environmentally friendly alternatives.
- We strongly believe that Bikely will be well received by visitors to our shopping centres. We want to deliver on all requirements, and safe bicycle parking is both in demand by customers and a concrete environmentally friendly measure, says Kirandip Kaur who is assistant center manager at Obos Eiendom.
Cycle parking costs NOK 10 an hour, and for many it can be a reasonable insurance against bicycle theft. Obos Eiendom has the largest investment in smart bicycle lockers among Norwegian shopping centres. They are also in the driver's seat of safe bicycle parking in Oslo with the three new locations.
Tveita Center can become more accessible
With smart bicycle lockers, Tveita center becomes far more accessible to shopping-loving cyclists. They also don't have to worry about bicycle theft when shopping.
- We live off satisfied customers and we believe that safe bicycle parking can make the shopping experience far more pleasant for those who cycle, says center manager Mona Bråten at Tveita Senter.
Tveita and Manglerud Senter are two of the first to offer Bikely in Oslo and are part of an overall initiative in Oslo and Viken. A total of five new shopping centers will be allocated bicycle lockers in October. Previously, the solution has been deployed at Majorstuen, CC Vest, Lambertseter Senter and at Økern T-bane.
- This autumn, very many get offers for safe bicycle parking with Bikely when they shop at shopping centers in Oslo. This is part of our growth strategy, says Marketing Manager Ellen Loxley at Bikely.
Bikely is active in twenty Norwegian municipalities, in shopping centers all over the country and approximately 12,000 users have downloaded the app. The company works to move the world in a sustainable direction; and then a bicycle is the preferred means of transport.
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