How cheap dockless hire bikes are flooding the world

How cheap dockless hire bikes are flooding the world
 

Cycling around cities may have been pioneered by the Dutch, but a new high-tech way of hiring bicycles is bidding to bring a pedal power revolution to cities around the world.
The key innovation is the dockless hire bike. Found and unlocked with a few taps on a smartphone, they can be hired for an hour, day, or week - then locked up and left wherever the journey ends, rather than a special docking area.
These now make up the majority of the 18 million self-serve, public-use bikes around the world, in 1,608 cities.
That's up from just two million at the end of 2016, says Russell Meddin,... read more

 
30 May 2018 in Business, Views: 36
Source: BBC
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