Friday, June 3, 2011

Hangzhou's Bike Share

The Biggest, Baddest Bike-Share in the World: Hangzhou China from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

Some shocking facts:

  • 60-minute FREE rentals, if coupled with a public transport trip, you get 90-minute FREE rental
  • The number of public bicycles probably is the same as the number of bikes in Singapore
  • Less than a kilometre to each stop... seriously?
No doubt, this video talks highly about the Hangzhou bike share, but I'm sure there are fallacies and other things that aren't covered in this video. I wonder what. How is vandalism handled? What if a bike is spoilt? And although the spokesman claims that because the bike rental is free and therefore few have any impetus to steal the bikes, I wonder if that's true. Also, if someone needed a brake lever, wheel, etc., can't he get it free?

No idea, any first hand experience from anyone here?

1 comment:

  1. Bike sharing in Singapore? I bet in a month all the bikes would be stolen! hahahaha