You know that we think Sharing is Good, so we were excited to run across this infographic with some great information on bike sharing in Europe.
In population-dense cities, riding a bike instead of driving a car makes a lot of sense. You get to skip the traffic jams and cruise in the bike lane. But owning a bike outright isn't for everyone. If you're a tourist visiting a city, someone who only rides bikes occasionally, or someone who just can't fork out a few hundreds of dollars, bike ownership might not make sense. That's where bike sharing comes in.
Bike sharing programs work by allowing you to borrow a bike - usually for a small fee - so that you can ride without having to own a bicycle. If you're new to a city or traveling there for the first time, sorting out how different bike sharing programs work can be a little bit tricky.
The infographic below from travel company Momondo is a handy primer on bike sharing programs in a few major European cities. This graphic represents a handful of cities, and there are cities across the globe that have bike sharing programs. Do you have any experience with bike sharing? How did it work? Let's talk about this aspect of the sharing economy more in the comments!