Students get on their bikes
Ofo, the world’s leading dockless bike-sharing service, recently took another step towards turning Thailand into a Bike Society by collaborating with Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi to launch a bike-sharing service for its students.
It is available now and will play a major role in transporting athletes and spectators at the 45th University Sports of Thailand, the RMUTT Games 2018, to be held from January 22 to 31.
The bike-sharing service has been launched at both Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi Khlong 6 with an area of more than 284 acres and Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi Mueang Ek with an area of over 39 acres, which have a total student population of more than 21,500.
The university has also helped in turning both campuses into a bicycle society by founding the campus’ bicycle club aiming to increase the use of bicycles instead of motorcycles and also support eco-friendly transportation.
“After just a few days, the results were even better than expected with thousands of transactions per day, which is very high for the beginning. This extended service to Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, apart from encouraging more riding with Ofo bikes, is also a trial of the bike-sharing service for the 45th University Sports of Thailand, RMUTT Games 2018.
“Thousands of students from all over the country will be participating and we believe that the availability of Ofo bikes will provide more convenient transportation in the university. Moreover, with Ofo’s outstanding application, the bikes can be tracked and unlocked easily, just by scanning QR code. The service is free of charge until the end of year,” said Noppol Toochinda, ofo Thailand’s general manager.