Bike sharing isn’t very popular around the Northwest Florida area but it is in larger cities across the globe. There is a very neat project that shows the real-time bike sharing use across major cities in North America and Europe. Now, I love riding my bike but for me to be able to get to the office from my home would mean that I would leave the house at 3 in the morning. But, if I were located in a larger city with an adequate cycling lanes, I would probably be one who commutes by bike.
Follow the link in the quote and see how this project started and what the visuals reveal about the programs.
Thanks to http://metrocosm.com/ for the post on facebook about the article.
Bike sharing programmes have grown from just 24 cities worldwide a decade ago to more than 800 cities today, but how has a 200-year-old device suddenly become the next big thing in urban transport? The key is digital information, the real-time GPS technology that allows the bikes to be tracked and secured, and lets cities monitor how and where they are being used.