Moov refurbishes ofo bikes, starts service in the west

A Moov shared-bike user in Jurong West yesterday. The firm has a licence from LTA to operate up to 1,000 bicycles here.
A Moov shared-bike user in Jurong West yesterday. The firm has a licence from LTA to operate up to 1,000 bicycles here.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Start-up will look to expand to other areas after getting LTA's nod to increase fleet size

The familiar yellow bicycles of failed bike-sharing firm ofo have returned to some streets in Singapore in the past week, but this time sporting a different brand.

Some 1,000 of them were bought brand new from a warehouse in Singapore and refurbished by home-grown mobility start-up Moov Technology, which in April was granted a sandbox licence to run up to 1,000 bicycles here. The firm launched its service last week and its bikes have begun showing up in the western part of Singapore, in places such as Boon Lay and Pioneer.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2019, with the headline 'Moov refurbishes ofo bikes, starts service in the west'. Print Edition | Subscribe