Kiosks are optional with the Social Bicycles system. This increases the flexibility of deployment, and reduces costs and station footprint significantly. We recommend installing kiosks at high-traffic and tourist locations where walk-up registration is expected.
When no kiosk is present, signage clearly guides users to sign up through the mobile application or on the web site. Once signed up, users can always access the bicycle directly from the on-board keypad at the rear of each bike.
The Social Bicycles kiosk has a touch-screen enabling account registration and payment. It accepts all major international credit/debit cards, and issues an RFID smart-card to each user for 'tap' access. Kiosks are solar powered with backup batteries, and are modular to provide multiple installation options. Kiosks can be standalone, or can optionally have a large map/ad panel attached.