Thursday, October 15, 2009
Suncheon to make 100 bikes available for rent starting Friday.
Starting Friday, October 16th, Suncheon will have 100 public bicycles available for rent. They are distributed among five stations located near Dongcheon, the river that runs through town. The stations are listed on the website, and include Pungdeokgyo---the bridge nearest the bus terminal---and at Suncheon Bay. By clicking on the stations here you can see how many bicycles are currently available at each one.
Use of the bicycles will be free through October 31st, after which they're available for 1,000 won for three hours. You can sign up to use one on the homepage, or you can visit an automated kiosk set up at the five stations.
Suncheon promotes itself as the Ecological Capital of Korea (대한민국 생태수도), and this effort is representative not only of that, and the desire to promote Suncheon Bay as an eco-tourism destination, but of a trend in Korea to promote cycling in general.