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Bike Sharing, A Global Trend?

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Chelsea Josten

on 24 April 2011

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Transcript of Bike Sharing, A Global Trend?

A Global Trend? The Benefits... Cleaner
Cheaper to maintain
Healthier for the user

History Started in Amsterdam
with a radical anarchist group called Provo. White bicycles for free use, in Hoge Veluwe national park, the Netherlands. 1974 La Rochelle, France
Vélos Jaunes Green Bike Scheme
Cambridge, UK 1993 EPIC FAIL Second Generation Bike Share Programs
The "Coin Deposit" system 1995: Copenhagen, Denmark (“Bycyken” or City Bike)
1996: Sandnes, Norway (Bycykler)
2000: Helsinki, Finland (City Bikes)
2005: Arhus, Denmark (Bycykel) North American joins the trend • 1994: Portland, Oregon (Yellow Bikes)
• 1995: Boulder, Colorado (Green Bike Program) • 1996: Twin Cities-Minneapolis and St. Paul (Yellow Bike Project)
• 1996-2002: Madison,Wisconsin; Olympia,Washington; Austin,Texas; Princeton,New Jersey; Durham,New Hampshire; Decatur,Georgia Expanded to include four continents: Europe, Asia, North America and South America.
Approximately 100 bikesharing programs operating in estimated 125 cities around the world, with over 140,000 shared bicycles.
Another 45 planned in 22 nations in 2010. The newest member to the bike sharing world.... New Technologies "Smart Cards" with magnetic strips to keep track of data
surveillance sysytems installed
Charges on damaged or unreturned bikes
Expanded number of kiosks
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