Wednesday 3 December 2008

Saving the climate on two wheels |

Saving the climate on two wheels | "The newest example of self-service bikes is found in Barcelona. In March 2007 the city of Barcelona in cooperation with the company Clear Channel put up the bike sharing system, “Bicing”, in a city that did not see many bicycles before. Bicing is a part of the company’s most sustainable products, SmartBike, which earlier were implemented in Rennes, France, as a solution to the problems related to traffic in the city. Bicing Barcelona has become a huge success with more than 100.000 subscribers within the first nine months and Barcelona’s City Council has defined it as one of the biggest successes of 2007. With more than 390 stations and thousand of bicycles, suddenly the easily recognizable red Bicing bicycles are everywhere in the centre."

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