Dockless bike share company ofo has released a response to yesterday’s BikePlus letter on city bike share tendering.
UK operations director Joseph Seal-Driver said: “We’re delighted to have this coalition of operators following our lead in clearly setting out the steps needed to create successful public bike share schemes in our cities.
“Bike sharing has the potential to transform the way we travel in our cities and make getting from A to B cleaner, greener and more fun. But in a fast-growing sector like this it’s crucial that there’s a mechanism for maintaining high standards and ensuring the needs of the customer and local authorities are met.
“Operators must also work closely with cities to ensure an open and transparent procurement process, so that the public can have confidence that they are getting the best deal for the locality.”