Hat tip to my friend Tom, who tweeted the following, reminding me for the millionth time that Europe is lightyears ahead of the U.S. when it comes to supporting bicycles as an alternative form of transportation to the single occupancy gasoline-powered vehicle.
Cool, practical design!
Some group tried bicycle sharing here in Bellingham years ago, but it was doomed to fail thanks to poor funding, poor-quality used bicycles, and some theft.
It sure would be great if the city could find some grant money to do it right, with regulated/automated check-in and check-out.
Done right, I think it could be a HUGE success.