Donkey Republic in Neuchâtel and Geneva

Donkey Republic © ESN

The Donkey Republic self-service bicycle network is available in several locations in Switzerland, including Neuchâtel (Microcity) and Geneva (Campus Biotech). EPFL students and employees can take out an annual membership at a preferential rate.

EPFL students and employees can obtain an annual membership to Donkey Republic at the preferential rate of CHF 48.-/year (instead of CHF 60.-/year). The first 12 hours of each rental are included in the membership, which also give access to all Donkey Republic networks.

Vignette App

Install the App

Install the iOS or Android Donkey Republic app. On the “Profile” tab, create your account using your EPFL e-mail address. You can thus take advantage of an annual subscription at the rate of CHF 48 per year.

Vignette Rent

Booking your bike

When a bike is available, it is displayed on the map. Click on it and follow the procedure. The rental is valid for 12 hours at no additional cost.

Vignette Unlock

Unlocking the bike

When you are close to the bike you rented, click on your rental, then on “Unlock”. The lock opens automatically after 5 seconds. The location service and your Bluetooth connection must be on.

Vignette Lock Unlock

Locking and unlocking

Push down the lock handle when you take a break, then click on “Unlock” in the app when you’re ready to go.

Vignette Extend

Returning the bike to the pickup location

Before your rental period ends, simply take your bike back to its pickup location.

Vignette End

Ending your rental

Lock your bike and end your rental by first clicking on “Return”, then on “End Rental”. That’s it!

In Neuchâtel, the annuel pass entitles you to :