Saturday, February 01, 2014

Next-Level Bike Sharing

Ad-hoc use of bicycles, as a substitute for walking, becomes more and more viable as the transaction costs are reduced. Bike share is good wonderful, but it does take time to check out and check in. For a 10-minute or less walk, may not be worth the overhead. If you can just grab one instantly, though, that is a game-changer.

Sounds like the Olympic Village is an ideal special-case for frictionless bike-sharing. May be hard to achieve a pure pick up almost anywhere, drop off almost anywhere outside of such a special case, but that is the ideal. Socialbicycles.com seems like an intriguing attempt to get close. 

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