Bike sharing

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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.

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.