Riding a bicycle represents one of the most environmentally friendly ways of getting around. However, most of us don't travel with a bicycle and rentals at major cities can be expensive and not really convenient when visiting multiple locations. Over the past 5-10 years the concept of bike sharing has gained a lot of momentum and there are now bike sharing programs set up in many major cities.
My first experience with bike sharing was in Chicago in 2011. I was hooked immediately. In 2014 I had the opportunity to use a similar system in Toronto and in May of this year I used a number of different systems while travelling in Europe. In my newest blog posting I discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of the different systems I used in Oslo, Nynashamn - Sweden, Copenhagen, Paris and London.
Background documents used in the writing of this blog are at http://www.theblackswanblog.com/BSB_Library/index.html