After much groundwork from the Gobee Team, we are proud to announce – if you have not read about it already – our inaugural debut in France last Friday, 6 October 2017. Our landing in France marks a tremendous milestone for us – and for bike sharing history – as we officially became the first dockless bikesharing operator in France.
Our soft launch in Lille last Friday was a success. Characterised by a young, vibrant and dynamic community, the city of Lille greeted our green bikes with much enthusiasm and warm receptivity. Needless say, we brought smiles to many passerbys and made headlines in the press.
Ensuing Lille, we made even more international headlines with our official debut in Paris, our headquarter for Europe. The City of Lights greeted our eco-friendly fleet with boundless joy and enthusiasm. Amidst the excitement of being the first dockless bikeshare operator in town, adoption was rapid, with Parisians signing up and registering for a Gobee account the very same day.
Despite the hype for our green fleet, we continue to remind ourselves to remain humble and focused on our overriding mission to transform the way urban dwellers travel.
With our first European launch, we hope to redefine urban mobility by making our bikes the predominant mode of transport for short commutes. At the same time, we hope to instill a greater conscience for sustainability and clean living amongst city dwellers.
Together, we can make for a better city, one ride at a time.