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30 November 2017

Green Bikes

You can share a car, why not a bike? You may have seen them before, those green bikes parked on the long racks downtown, peddled by tourists toting cameras or men and women in business suits. Those green bikes are part of our local bike share program. Here are some things you may not already know about them:
Inspired by the White bike share in Amsterdam and France. Bike share started in Europe. The first bike share was launched in Amsterdam in 1965 but it failed when most of the bikes were lost—some were found in the city’s canals. In the 1970s, progressive university towns such as Madison, Wisconsin had spray-painted fat-tired beater bikes all over downtown and campus. Now, smart bike share systems are becoming a thing in cities around the globe. Read more about Green Bike here…

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