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LINKA Fleets' seamless integration with ShareABike by Pro Velo leads to growth

LINKA Fleets' seamless integration with ShareABike by Pro Velo leads to growth

ShareABike by Pro Velo logo
Location Fleet Size Solution
Belgium < 50

Original LINKA Lock and integration to the ShareABike app with LINKA’s SDK.

The Challenge

ShareABike is a publicly funded bike-sharing project, created by the Universities of Mons and Namur between 2014 and 2020. The ShareABike bike-share platform offers a complete software solution with an administrative interface and ShareABike mobile bike rental app. The ShareABike concept and app encourage members of the ShareABike community to rent bikes wherever ShareABike is available. 

In 2021, Pro Velo acquired the operating license to launch ShareABike across business centers, private corporate campuses, and will soon launch the first public bike share for a small town, Hannut, near Liège. 

Pro Velo tested ShareABike with Noké smart locks but found the hardware was incompatible with their bike-sharing requirement. ShareABike by Pro Velo sought a specific lock for bikes that would fit on their fleet of bikes and would integrate with their existing mobile application and administration software.

ShareABike integrated Original LINKA Smart Bike Lock with LINKA’s SDK integration

ShareABike integrated Original LINKA Smart Bike Lock with LINKA’s SDK integration 

The Solution

Pro Velo launched their ShareABike bike share with Original LINKA and LINKA Chains using LINKA’s SDK integration. The simple SDK integration successfully enabled ShareABike’s mobile app to operate Original LINKA’s lock/unlock functionality with one tap, once the bike was rented. 

“The robust and specific LINKA smart lock for bicycles contributed to the success of our project. We use the LINKA SDK to manage the opening and closing of locks in ShareABike, and everything works wonderfully!” 

- Véronique Losseau, Director of Implementation, Pro Velo.

When the user has finished their ride, the bike is tethered to the fixed terminal with the combination of Original LINKA and LINKA Chain.

Original LINKA Bike Lock and LINKA Chains provide a simple, fully integrated locking process to ShareABike by Pro Velo’s bike rental platform.

ShareABike by Pro Velo secures bikes with LINKA bike lock and chains

Original LINKA Bike Lock secures parked bikes tethered to a fixed terminal with LINKA Chains.


LINKA’s Impact

LINKA contributed to the success of the ShareABike by Pro Velo project. The first successful pilot has led to a growing number of opportunities to expand ShareABike’s presence with a small town public bike share next in the implementation phase.

“The LINKA equipment is very reliable, the bike locks are robust, and our customers are happy! Contact with the technical department and the sales department are easy.

- Véronique Losseau, Director of Implementation, Pro Velo
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Original LINKA Chain shown tethered to fixed station with Original Chain.

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