Hilton Nagoya guests can now enjoy a new complimentary bicycle rental service, part of the hotel’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by encouraging an eco-friendly and convenient way to travel around the city.
The new service follows an experiment (called “Mei Chari’) conducted by Nagoya City in 2009, that offered registered members complimentary use of bicycles in the city. Its overwhelming success not only confirmed the pleasures of cycling but also showed a growing acceptance of bicycles as an effective eco-friendly way to respond to global environmental issues.
Hilton Nagoya is working closely with “The Forum for citizens with bicycles,” a non-profit-organization, to encourage staying guests to take advantage of the hotel’s fleet of meticulously maintained Corratec and Raleigh bicycles.
“We are strongly committed to addressing environmental issues and promoting a healthy lifestyle,” said Hilton Nagoya General Manager Jamie Mead. “Using one of our complimentary bicycles is not only a smart choice for convenient transport and reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but will also add great value to exploring this beautiful city. Our staff is also on hand with up-to-date city maps and advice on the best cycling routes to fully enjoy your stay with us.”
There is a maximum of four hours per person. Reservations are required before use and a contract needs to be signed before using the bicycle. Other terms and conditions may apply.
April 21, 2010
Hilton Nagoya offers complimentary bicycle service
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Urban Cycling Consultant, Tokyo By Bike.
Byron Kidd is the founder of the Tokyo By Bike website, writer, experienced urban cyclist, and expert on cycling in the staggering metropolis of Tokyo.
Working with NPO's and cycling activists to improve cycling infrastructure in Japan, Byron also operates internationally via a vast network of renowned urban mobility experts to promote Japanese cycling culture, and demonstrate how everyday cycling can work in megacities around the world. No city is too big for the bicycle.
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