Smoove has been a bike share industry leader and product innovator since 2005. Our leadership team is passionate in the areas of public transportation and sustainability, add to that brilliant engineering and you end up with an amazing bike share solution. Smoove's products are used in 16 cities around the globe, with over 20,000 bicycles rolling on the streets.

Laurent Mercat is the founder and CEO of Smoove. Mr. Mercat spent several years managing development projects for NGOs in various parts of the world, until he shifted his focus to urban transportation and for ten years he directed a consulting firm specializing in sustainable mobility, before creating Smoove, where he was able to put this experience and passion into practice. Today, Smoove employees about twenty full time sales, engineering, and support staff, in addition to many more sub-contractors and operational partners, all dedicated to serving clients worldwide.


Smoove is focused on designing, manufacturing, and selling bike share equipment for municipalities, transit agencies, business, and property owners. We are committed to forging top quality systems that offer an amazing user experience, help clients reduce their carbon footprint, and make communities more livable, sustainable, and healthy. Smoove owns all of its proprietary technology and software offering a comprehensive reliable solution.

Avignon, France
bike sharing
program launch.

Smoove expands to 3
other countries in
Europe including Italy.

Smoove establishment 1st
patent received for the
Fork Lock technology and
rental process.
Launch of Vélomagg bike
sharing project in
Montpellier, France

an integrated rental control
box on the bike, is introduced.
Strasbourg, the #1 most
bicycle friendly city in France
selects the Smoove system
1st Smoove product export to

Smoove install first UK system
in a suburb of London.

Smoove signs distribution
agreement with CycleHop for
expansion to North America.


Cycle Hop egis Transdev


Together with our partners Smoove provides a complete solution. We know what it takes to design and implement a bike share program, and can assist with:

  • Business plan modeling
  • Location siting
  • Community outreach
  • Launch and operating plans
  • Industry best practices
  • Risk management
  • Sponsorship and advertising sales


Bike share equipment is only one part of the equation, the other being operations. This is why Smoove partnered with some of the best operators in the industry. This way Smoove can focus on creating the best product for you and the Smoove operating partners can focus on making your program successful.

  • Location planning, outreach, and review
  • Site preparation, equipment assembly and installation
  • Bike Share program pre-launch and launch activities
  • Staff hiring and training
  • Customer relations and call center
  • Membership billing and fulfillment
  • Maintenance and balancing activities
  • Program expansion


Branding and marketing the bike share program creates excitement and a sense of ownership and pride in the community. We will guide you through this process and make sure you focus on marketing your program to the fullest. The more people riding our bikes the happier we are. Your success is our success!

  • Brand management
  • Marketing calendar
  • Public Relations
  • Local and visitor marketing
  • Co-marketing partnerships
  • Social Engagement
  • Membership drives and outreach
  • Customer loyalty programs
  • Bicycle safety education
  • Market Research


16 cities around the globe. 20,000 bikes rolling.