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GTZ releases a Reading List on Public Bicycle Schemes

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    Various cities around the world are trying methods to encourage bicycling as a sustainable transport mode. Among those methods in encouraging cycling
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 21, 2010
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      Various cities around the world are trying methods to encourage
      bicycling as a sustainable transport mode. Among those methods in
      encouraging cycling implementing public bicycle schemes is one. The
      public bicycle schemes are also known as bicycle sharing systems,
      community bicycling schemes etc., The main idea of a public bicycle
      system is that the user need not own a bicycle but still gain the
      advantages of bicycling by renting a bicycle provided by the scheme for
      a nominal fee or for free of charge (as in some cities). Most of these
      schemes enable people to realize one way trips, because the users need
      not return the bicycles to the origin, which will avoid unnecessary
      travel. Public bicycle schemes provide not only convenience for trips in
      the communities, they can also be a good addition to the public
      transport system.

      Encouraging public bike systems have shown that there can be numerous
      short that could be made by a bicycle instead of using motorised modes.
      Public bike schemes also encourage creative designs in bikes and also in
      the operational mechanisms.

      The current document is one of the several efforts of GTZ Sustainable
      Urban Transport Project to bring to the policymakers an easy to access
      list of available material on Public Bike Schemes (PBS) which can be
      used in their everyday work. The document aims to list out some
      influential and informative resources that highlight the importance of
      PBS in cities and how the existing situation could be improved.

      More info:
      http://www.sutp.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2447&Itemid=1&lang=en


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