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University of Basel


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Staff and Students of the University of Basel can rent the Velospot bikes or e-bikes in Basel-Stadt free of charge for the first 15 minutes until the end of March 2024.

What is Velospot?

Velospot is a bike and e-bike rental system. There are currently around 250 Velospot stations in Basel where bikes can be rented via Bluetooth, app or using the Swisspass.

Special offer: Free use of Velospot for Uni-members

Members of the University of Basel (all students and employees with a unibas email address) can rent Velospot bikes or e-bikes in Basel-Stadt free of charge for the first 15 minutes until 31st of March 2024.

If you return the bike to a station, and lock it before the first 15 minutes are up, you may start a new rental and enjoy another 15 minutes for free. After 15 minutes, the surcharges per minute of CHF 0.15 for a bike or CHF 0.25 for an e-bike apply. Billing takes place via the app.

Registration for the offer is done by creating an account with your e-mail address (@unibas.ch or @stud.unibas.ch) and entering the partner code: UNIBS2023

From 01.04.2024, the subscription will become inactive and customers will have to choose a new subscription. Registration for the special offer of the University of Basel does not lead to any further obligations or subsequent costs.

How to register for the Special offer

QR Code Velospot App
  1. Download the Velospot app
  2. Create an account with your Unibas e-mail (@unibas.ch or @stud.unibas.ch)
  3. Account confirmation takes place with SMS verification code
  4. Buy a subscription:
    •  Add PARTNERCODE - UNIBS2023 and
    •  Select Subscription - Special Offer - Universität Basel Local
  5. Add credit card as payment method
  6. Confirm the new subscription by e-mail
  7. Rent a bike and ride off!

*When you register, CHF 1 will be charged to your credit card and credited to your wallet. The subscription ends automatically on 31.03.2024.

  • Dr. Carina Weingaertner

    Mobilit├Ąt, Wertstoffmanagement, Beschaffung, Nachhaltigkeit Reporting

    Carina Weingaertner
    Universit├Ąt Basel Nachhaltigkeit Petersgraben 35, Postfach
    4001 Basel
    Tel. +41 61 207 65 51
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