Lock by Cell bike racks are being introduced to the U.S. market at the NPA in Chicago
Bikeep, a European start-up, has created a first of its kind agreement with MobileNOW! The two companies now offer a complete solution that provides convenient and tested bike locking and parking solution allowing for payment via cell phone.
Large universities and other major bicycle-friendly locations will be the first groups to benefit with this new solution. Bikeep and MobileNOW! present the new solution for the first time to the industry on October 7-10 at the National Parking Association (NPA) in Chicago.
Krista Altok Tassa, MobileNOW! Managing Member:
“MobileNOW! creates a bridge solution for drivers and bicyclists for paying for parking for all forms of transportation. This flexible system will be a hit with students, faculty, full-time and part-time and parking operators who continue to seek green solutions and flexibility in transit. Parking operators and their clients will be pleased with how easy it is to collect revenue and manage their operations. MobileNOW! launched the first major pay for parking by cell phone service in 2000. In 2011 we added EV charging and it is only fitting we are now in 2013 the first to bridge the environmental bridge to bicycle parking. Bikeep is an innovative solution, working seamlessly with MobileNOW! crafting a one-stop solution for two wheel and four wheel transportation. We are honored to present the concept to the U.S..”
Mikk Moses, Bikeep VP Business Development:
“We strive to make bike parking safe for as many cyclists in the world as possible. In our opinion, the U.S. is the most suitable market to expand to next, not just because of its size and bike theft problems on university campuses but also because we have such an ambitious and well-positioned partner as MobileNOW!.”
Bikeep is a EU-based company that manufactures secure bike racks. This high-tech system is locked by cell phone thus eliminating the need for a personal lock. Bikeep has won several entrepreneurship awards and its products are seen as a great solution, which reduces theft, uses minimal amount of space, and can also be used for advertisement. The Bikeep racks are already being used in various pilot projects around Europe and have received positive user feedback. For more information, visit www.bikeep.com.
About MobileNOW, LLC.
MobileNOW! is the world pioneer and innovator that has grown into the leading provider of cell phone and other cashless payment methods for the parking and EV charging industry. In addition to enabling virtual payment and collection options, the MobileNOW! platform offers full enforcement, management and reporting capabilities. MobileNOW! S corporate office is in Bayside, NY. For more information, visit www.mobile-now.com.