Spinlister + VanMoof
Spinlister is a peer-to-peer global bike share, that feature no hubs or stations, and renters can ride, park, and lock the bicycle simply by using the Spinlister mobile app.
Spinlister have developed this bike together with VanMoof that will begin shipping in late-summer 2015. The first shipments will go to users in Portland, Oregon, creating the city’s first working bike-share program. Spinlister users will own the bicycles and make them available to rent via the Spinlister website and mobile app. In this new model, there is no traditional hub or station where bicycles are available or have to be returned. Instead, users are able to decentralize the bicycles throughout the city’s network of existing bicycle parking locations. Using the Spinlister app, potential renters are able to see nearby available bicycles.
The bikes have an integrated BT lock that allows the bicycles to be easily locked and unlocked anywhere. The on-board computer, integrated into the frame, automatically updates the bicycles’ location into the Spinlister web and mobile app once the rental is complete. Additional features includes wireless antitheft tracking, tamperproof nuts, easily adjustable seatpost, and dynamo integrated lighting system. The lightweight alloy frame with double-wall alloy rims and oversized puncture resistant tires insure that the bicycles will remain maintenance and user friendly.
While the users own the bicycles, Spinlister has plans to subsidize and finance the bicycles to allow users to pay the bicycles back through rental revenue over time. This eliminates risk for the listers (bike owners) while creating a profitable revenue stream for them. A bike share owned by the people, for the people – the first fully sustainable bike share model of its kind.
Spinlister and VanMoof is also a winner of Fast Company’s “Innovation by Design” award 2015 in the product design category.