Where do tenants go by bike?

The second “cycle summer” is at its peak at New St. Isaac’s. In May two “Electra Townie” bikes (male and female versions) appeared in the bicycle parking lot. Tenants can take out the bicycles free of charge and experience the city from a new perspective: on two wheels. We were interested to find out where our tenants go on the bicycles and it turns out that destinations are rarely the same.

“My colleague and I borrowed bikes at lunchtimes and just enjoyed cycling around. We went along Galernaya Street, around Aleksandrovskii Park and the Admiralty, then arrived at New Holland Island and bought some fresh bread at a kiosk.”

Evgeniya Orlova, Primekspo

“I arrived in Petersburg from Stockholm on an internship with Tbricks. I live with friends on Primorskii island and took a bicycle to cycle to and from work. The journey takes 20 minutes. The bike has replaced the bus, metro and marshrutka taxis for me. Some people see the city by foot, but I do it by bike!”

Lidiya Smirnova, intern at Tbricks

“At lunch a colleague and I cycled along Malaya Morskaya Street and popped into a shop to buy fruit for lunch. I also went on business to the University’s 12 Colleges building. The cycle trip was just idyllic.”

Olga Deryugina, Deutsche Bank

“During the lunch break I borrowed a bike and took a business trip to the bank on Dumskaya Street.”

Pavel Fedortsov, Tbricks

“I cycled to the post office to send out some work correspondence and then headed onto the copy center on Sennaya Square. It got it all done quickly!”

Yuliya Dubina, conject

“I borrowed a bike just so that I could cycle around the Admiralty area. I had never been to the eastern part of the area closer to the harbour before, so I managed to discover a new side to Petersburg. You can see lots of old, half-derelict buildings there; glance into the big, linked courtyard labyrinths; and take great photographs.”

Valeriya Semenova, New St. Isaac’s