The global bike sharing boom: why cities love cycling schemes

Jean Martin of Montreal looks at renting a BIXI (combination of bike and taxi) bicycle in Old Montreal May 12, 2009. BIXI, a new public bike-rental system, that is being billed as a North America first, was launched today, with over 3,000 bicycles available at 300 stations spread around the city. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA SOCIETY) - RTXG0C4

A man looks at renting a bicycle. Image: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Alexandros Nikitas
Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield
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