Boston instituted a public bicycle rental system this past July. I believe renting bicycles like this started in Paris
and has spread to many other cities, Boston being one of the most recent. The ideas seems to be quite successful
as can be seen by the pictures I took on different days. The bike stand above on Tremont Street is almost empty
as is the bike stand below on the corner of Boylston and Arlington Street.
Bike renting is very successful in DC. We have them all over the city now.
Tulsa has 4 locations along the Riverpark where you can "borrow" a bicycle. When the weather is nice the racks are empty so I think they are being used.
They are a big hit in London, but cycling in London traffic is not something I would want to do.
It's really a wonderful idea and recommended for imitation. How much is it to lendig a bike? Stuttgart has such a rental system too.
Actually, the first french town to do this was La Rochelle, in 1974! In those times, a lot of people laughed, thinking it would never work..Today,a lot of towns use that system, but the problem is that some people steal and destroy the bikes, and it's very expensive to repair them or to buy new ones..
have you tried it?
It's a great idea and it's good to see the bikes are being used.
It's a superb idea! I wish it became popular here:)
Not here yet, but I'd say it's coming.
These bike rentals are great ideas. Biking is such a wonderful way to get around a city. My daughter was in school in Boston and rode her bicycle everywhere until December and started up again in March.
I've just started visiting Boston on the weekends (boltbus from Philly to Boston) to visit my boyfriend. I absolutely love this idea and I wish Philadelphia had something similar. Hopefully we are not too far behind you guys.
Also - The boyfriend is German, and as most Europeans, he's hardcore into bikes. Every time we pass one of these hubs, he has to tell me all about it!
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