We finally have a bike sharing system in Beirut thanks to efforts from Jawad Sbeity in collaboration with Beirut’s governor Ziad Chebib and Beirut’s municipality. The first sample station was set up yesterday near Le Gray and facing Samir Kassir’s garden. According to Sbeity, this will be followed by 25 other stations that will cover all of Beirut by the year 2020.
All in all, 500 bikes will be available for use. Quoting Sbeity, “this project was fully financed by the “Bike 4 All” company with no financial burden on the municipality”.
I don’t have enough information regarding the rates yet but that’s a pretty cool initiative. What we need next are predefined bike lanes in Beirut.