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Veturilo logo.svg
LocaleWarsaw, Poland
Transit typeBicycle sharing system
Number of stations316[1]
Daily ridership20,000+
Began operation1 August 2012
Number of vehicles4,660
Veturilo station

Veturilo is a public bicycle sharing system in Warsaw, Poland, launched on 1 August 2012 with 55 stations and 1000 bicycles in 3 districts - Śródmieście (city centre), Bielany and Ursynów,[2] 2 other stations started operating in the middle of August in Wilanów.[3] It is the biggest public bicycle sharing system in Poland [4] and the fifth largest in Europe. It is also considered one of the most successful bike sharing systems in the world.[5]


The name Veturilo was chosen in an internet contest. It is an Esperanto word meaning vehicle. Internet users submitted nearly a thousand proposals, and a jury chose a short-list of six. In the next step, during an internet vote, users chose the name Veturilo (with 32% of votes); other proposals were: Wawabike (26%), Ziuuu (12%), Rowerynka (12%), Bajker (11%) and Wabik (6%).[6]


Bicycles are available for 9 months of the year, from 1 March to 30 November. In order to use the system, users need to register and pay a 10 initial fee. The first 20 minutes of the ride are free of charge, longer rides cost at least 1 zł. A bicycle can be used for up to 12 hours, there is a 200 zł fee for exceeding this limit, and after 13 hours the operator can report the bicycle as stolen to the police. The fee for the theft, loss or destruction of a bicycle is 2000 zł.[7]

Usage charges
time 20 min 1 h 2 h 3 h 4 h and each additional hour exceeding 12 h
rate free 1 3 zł 5 zł 7 zł 200 zł

The Veturilo was compatible with Bemowo Bike,[8] a bicycle sharing system in the Bemowo district operating in the years 2012–2014.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ , mp (21 October 2014). "Przybywa dróg i wypożyczalni". rowery.um.warszawa.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Cycle with Veturilo in Warsaw". ztm.waw.pl. ZTM Warszawa. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Zakręć w Wilanowie". www.veturilo.waw.pl (in Polish). Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Warszawa będzie miała rower publiczny". polskanarowery.sport.pl (in Polish). 8 June 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  5. ^ Internet, JSK. "Polish bicycle market – Poles buy more bikes than cars". Ministry of Treasury. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  6. ^ "What's the origin of Veturilo name?". www.veturilo.waw.pl. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Information". veturilo.waw.pl. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Veturilo compatible with Bemowo Bike rental systems". www.veturilo.waw.pl. Retrieved 24 August 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Veturilo at Wikimedia Commons