[:en]An Introduction to ‘Active Travel’ sponsor, nextbike
As a European market leader and bike sharing pioneer, nextbike is making cycling an integral part of urban mobility, leading the cycling revolution in more than 200 cities across the world, including Dubai, Berlin, Pittsburgh, Cardiff and Warsaw.
For over 14 years it has developed reliable and flexible bike share systems and established them as a form of local public transport on equal footing with buses and rail.
nextbike UK launched in Bath in 2014 and has since expanded across the UK into several towns and cities, encouraging over 215,000 users to opt for sustainable travel in their work commutes and leisure activities. The Cardiff scheme, which celebrates its one-year anniversary on May 25th, is one of the largest schemes in the UK, with 600 bikes and 73 docks on the ground as well as 40,000 active users across the city.
Krysia Solheim, managing director of nextbike UK, began her career as a climate change and sustainable transport consultant for the City of New Haven after receiving a BSc in Environmental Science with minors in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
She then went on to manage nextbike Inc in North America, before moving to the UK, where she continues to be passionate about championing sustainable travel and the many health and environmental benefits it brings via various nextbike schemes and collaborations.
In her time as nextbike UK’s managing director, Krysia – along with her team – has expanded the firm’s Cardiff scheme and launched schemes at both the University of Brunel and in the West Midlands. Its Stirling, Milton Keynes and Glasgow schemes are also scheduled to expand later this year. The company has also collaborated with other sustainable travel companies to give its customers more accessible options than ever.
Krysia will be in attendance at the Sustain Wales Summit 2019 on the Active Travel panel to give her valuable insight into the world of sustainable travel and what the future looks like for the UK’s leading bike share firm.
Are you travelling into the city for the Sustain Wales Summit next week?
Why not arrive at the Principality Stadium in sustainable style with nextbike UK!
Download the nextbike UK app, tap in code 251025 before your journey to claim 2-hours free cycling* and we’ll see you there!
*One per person. 2-hour code is valid until 20 hours after redeeming.[:]