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Bike sharing is a popular way for sharing bikes. In several major European cities there are bike-sharing projects, facilitated by the [[local government]], such as [[Paris]] and [[Barcelona]]. For a small yearly fee and possibly a use-fee you can get bikes from almost anywhere in the city. There is also a shared bike project in [[Copenhagen]], but this is mostly for tourist use and not available in winter.  
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'''Bike sharing''' is implemented more then some might think. In several major European cities there are bike-sharing projects, facilitated by the [[local government]], such as [[Paris]] and [[Barcelona]]. For a small yearly fee and possibly a use-fee you can get bikes from almost anywhere in the city. There is also a shared bike project in [[Copenhagen]], but this is mostly for tourist use and not available in winter.  
  
 
The idea for bike-sharing came from Luud Schimmelpennink who came up with the [[White Bicycle Plan]] in the 60's in [[Amsterdam]]. Though, all bike-sharing projects in Amsterdam have failed yet to date.
 
The idea for bike-sharing came from Luud Schimmelpennink who came up with the [[White Bicycle Plan]] in the 60's in [[Amsterdam]]. Though, all bike-sharing projects in Amsterdam have failed yet to date.
  
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== Community Bike Workshops ==
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Many large cities in [[Europe]] and the [[US]] have special Do-it-Yourself bike centers where you can come to fix your bike. These centers range from open workshops at [[squats]] to centers with professional volunteers that are open on a daily basis, often backed by a legal association, such as the [[Los Angeles]] based [[Bike kitchen|Bike Kitchen]].
  
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== Free Bike Sharing projects ==
  
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A few free bicycle sharing projects that span internationally exist in the world. One recent started project is [http://www.bike-sharing.org bike-sharing.org]. This website works
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much like CouchSurfing, where free requests can be sent and user trust is empowered by writing references for each other.
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== External Links ==
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_sharing_system
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* [http://velo.wiki.yt/ Velowiki]
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* [http://bike-sharing.org/ International bike sharing at bike-sharing.org]
 
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Latest revision as of 16:09, 3 February 2015

Bike sharing is implemented more then some might think. In several major European cities there are bike-sharing projects, facilitated by the local government, such as Paris and Barcelona. For a small yearly fee and possibly a use-fee you can get bikes from almost anywhere in the city. There is also a shared bike project in Copenhagen, but this is mostly for tourist use and not available in winter.

The idea for bike-sharing came from Luud Schimmelpennink who came up with the White Bicycle Plan in the 60's in Amsterdam. Though, all bike-sharing projects in Amsterdam have failed yet to date.

Community Bike Workshops

Many large cities in Europe and the US have special Do-it-Yourself bike centers where you can come to fix your bike. These centers range from open workshops at squats to centers with professional volunteers that are open on a daily basis, often backed by a legal association, such as the Los Angeles based Bike Kitchen.

Free Bike Sharing projects

A few free bicycle sharing projects that span internationally exist in the world. One recent started project is bike-sharing.org. This website works much like CouchSurfing, where free requests can be sent and user trust is empowered by writing references for each other.

External Links