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Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
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Taylor Bennett, Head of Communications, North America, ofo
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Press and Photo Release: Bike-sharing Company ofo Launches in San Diego
SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2018) – ofo, the world’s first and largest station-free bicycle-sharing platform, today celebrated its launch in San Diego with city officials and supporters of more convenient and affordable transportation options at a press conference at Waterfront Park.
Bike share advocates joined the following speakers, who discussed the importance of providing transportation choices and educating the public about the value of bike-sharing:
- San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez, District 8, San Diego
- Colin Parent, Circulate San Diego
- John Anderson, BikeSD
- Sebastian Sarria, Climate Action Campaign
- Anna Wan Christie, ofo
“Having ofo in San Diego is a boon for our region,” said Colin Parent, Executive Director for Circulate San Diego. “As transportation advocates, we welcome ofo to San Diego as an innovative solution to meeting San Diego’s environmental goals and providing transportation options.”
“Since first launching in 2017, we have seen a lot of enthusiasm for ofo from an increasing number of cities throughout the U.S. and we’re thrilled to bring our next-generation bikesharing to San Diego,” said Anna Wan Christie, General Manager of San Diego for ofo. “ofo launched in San Diego in February and we have already seen an incredible response from the community. We look forward to partnering with the city and helping it become a leader in dockless bike-sharing.”
At the press conference, representatives from ofo demonstrated how the dockless bike-share model works, how to use the bikes, and tips on proper parking etiquette. The San Diego Bicycle Coalition led a community bike ride following the press conference.
Pictures from the event are below:
Founded in 2014, ofo is the world's original and largest station-free bicycle-sharing platform. ofo was created for sharing and aims to unlock every corner of the world by making bikes accessible to everyone. To date, ofo has connected users to more than 10 million bikes in over 250 cities across 21 countries, generated more than 32 million daily transactions and has provided over 200 million global users with 6 billion efficient, convenient and green rides. ofo partners with a variety of organizations including the UN on its Sustainable Development Goals program; Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation, in which bikes were donated to girls in Malawi in need of a safe way to get to school; and the JJ Barea Foundation in support of Puerto Rican hurricane relief efforts through the donation of 600 bikes to provide greater mobility for island residents. To learn more, visit www.ofo.com.
About Circulate San Diego
This event is coordinated in partnership with Circulate San Diego, a regional non-profit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn, and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.