BicikeLJ - public bike hire scheme
It is easy to become a user of Bicikelj bike share system. All you need is an e-mail address and a PIN code. If you stay in Ljubljana for a couple of months or longer, get yourself a yearly subscription. If just for couple of days or a week, weekly subscription will suffice. Here is the registration site where you can register already before your arrival: https://aboen-ljubljana.cyclocity.fr/subscribe/start
After your registration is done you will recieve a user number and a code that you will need for every bike hire. Log on at a terminal, choose a bike, press a green button at the bike stand for your bike to be released and off you go!
In case the terminal you are at is bike empty, log on at the terminal to see where the next closest station is located.
Bikes are of unisex shape. Before the ride set the bike seat to your hight. As tyres are not filled with air but rubber it may feel harder if you bumb into a curb or a hole in comparison to riding your home bike. There is a neat small basket in the front for your bag, a map, a camera or your snack or bottle of water.
Bike anti-theft system
Ljubljana ranks among safest world capitals but it doesn`t hurt if you lock your bike when unattended. There is an anti-theft device built-in with a lock and a key. How to use it? Not too difficult: turn front wheel to the left, block a fork in a plastic gap and take out a key. To unlock it just use the key the way you use it for your house door.
Returning a bike
When you return a bike, put it in an empty slot. If an iron handle of your bike is stuck in a slot hole correctly, a small green light should turn on and a you should hear a double beep sound. If the station where you would like to leave your bike is full and has no empty slots, log on at the terminal to see where the next closest station is located.
There are 32 stations all around the town, most in the center of the city and its vicinity. There is one by Preseren square and one at the open market (mestna trznica) next to the Chatedral of St. Nicholas. There is also one adjacent to Celica hostel and the other in front of Hotel Park. Tivoli park also has one, there are also two in BTC City and one at Citypark shopping center nearby.
List of stations:
1 Presernov trg
2 Central Market
3 Kongresni trg
4 Nama department store
6 Grudnovo nabrezje - Karlovska cesta
7 Miklosic park
8 Bavarski dvor bus stop
9 Trg OF - Kolodvorska ulica
10 Massarykova cesta - DDC office building
11 Vilharjeva cesta
12 Zelezna cesta - Park Navje
13 Trg MDB
14 NUK 2 parking area - Faculty of Arts (UL FF)
15 Ambrozev trg
16 Sentpeter parking garage
17 Ilirska ulica
18 Trzaska cesta - Ilirija factory
19 Tivoli park
20 Stara cerkev
21 Kino Siska - centre for urban culture
22 Spica embankment
23 Center starejsih Trnovo - old people's home
24 Zaloska cesta - Grabloviceva cesta
26 Cesta v Rozno dolino - Skrabceva ulica
27 Petrol office building
28 Plecnik's Stadium
29 Dunajska cesta - Mercator office building
30 Crossroads of Vojkova cesta and Boziceva ulica
31 Vojkova cesta next to the Stozice Sports Park by the bypass
Map of all the stations is available here.
To ride safely, respect safety traffic rules and use bycicle lanes where possible. In case of any problems, contact the call centre at +386 (0)80 2334.
Enjoy your ride!