Bikes

We're USIng bikes!
Do you have to run a quick errand downtown? Do you want to easily move around the city? Do you prefer to leave your car in the Park&Ride outside the city and reach USI by bike?

 

USI is pleased to offer discounted rates for subscriptions to the bike-sharing service on the wide Publibike national network to all its members - students, teachers, assistants, researchers and employees.

 

How it works (further details, here):
PubliBike is a mechanical and electric bicycle rental system managed through automatic stations that operate 7 days a week - 24 hours a day. Through this service, it is possible to borrow a bicycle from one station and return it to another one once you arrive at your destination. The Ticino network is constantly growing and has 100 stations with 720 bikes (PubliBike - Map).

 

Rates and terms of use for members of the USI community:
The subscription to the PubliBike national network, with the USI discounted rates, costs CHF 50.- for 12 months or CHF 30.- for 7 months. After registration (see the guide attached), the USI personal card (students and employees) will be activated for the PubliBike service. The first 30 minutes (on both mechanical or electric bikes), or the time needed to move from one station to another, are free of charge. After the first 30 minutes, the card will be charged per minute (0.05 CHF/min for mechanical bicycles, 0.10 CHF/min for electric bicycles).

 

Registration:

  1. Access the registration platform by clicking on >> LINK <<, choose Università della Svizzera italiana and log in via SWITCH edu-ID.
  2. Fill in the form with your data or check that they are correct in case you are already registered. ATTENTION: it is possible to use an email other than the institutional one.
  3. After accepting the general conditions of use, click on "REGISTER". By doing so, the data will be transmitted to PubliBike.
  4. Shortly after, you will receive, at the registered email adress, an automatic message from PubliBike with the instructions on how to create a new password to access the profile. ATTENTION: The email address and the new password will also become the login data for the online and PubliBike mobile app.
  5. Once you have activated your account, you will have to log into your PubliBike account and enter your credit (or PostFinance) card details in the "Means of payment" section. ATTENTION: In order for the payment method to be registered, you have to validate it with the appropriate button. 

 

IMPORTANT:
To take advantage of the USI promotion, the subscription process must be renewed every year in September!

 

PubliBike customer service: +41 58 453 50 50

 

Other useful information:
For further information and advice regarding the use of bicycles, please refer to the links in the Quicklinks section.

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