A total of 29 of the 519 Bicing stations are out of service due to incidents related to the strike that began on Tuesday by workers of the public bicycle rental service in Barcelona, as reported by the concessionaire company, UTE Pedalem Barcelona.
As the company explained to EFE, after a first day of strike without notable incidents, on Wednesday, hundreds of anchors have been blocked and the telephone cards necessary for the system to work have been stolen from 29 stations that have therefore been left out. of service.
The same sources have reported an attack on the Pedalem headquarters, on Barradas Street in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, where the workers have received threats and the main door has been broken, so the Mossos have had to go.
From its website, Bicing maintains the notice of possible impacts on the service while this strike lasts, which it published yesterday, and recommends users to check the availability of bicycles and anchors well in advance through the SMOU app.
Bicing considers that the areas that may be most affected in the morning are those of the World Trade Center, Paseo de Joan de Borbó, Paseo Marítim, Pompeu Fabra, 22@ and Plaza Catalunya.
From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the company expects the most affected areas to be Avenida del Paral·lel, Rambla del Raval, Arc de Triomf, Estació de França and Sagrada Familia–Hospital de Sant Pau.
For any incident, Bicing indicates that users can contact Bicing Customer Service through the telephone number 937 078 900 and the 'Information and Help' section in the SMOU app.