24 May '14, 10am

Swedish City Rents Bikes for Free to Make You Leave the Car Behind

Swedish City Rents Bikes for Free to Make You Leave the Car Behind

If you thought that the news about Madrid offering electric bikes for rent to make people leave the car at home, wait until you read this. The Swedish city of Gothenburg is not wasting time with persuading people to pay for cycling. Instead, they are simply giving the bikes for free for a period of six months, hoping that this will make people use the two-wheelers at least three times a week. Air pollution from diesel vehicles is something that has to be reduced immediately in all major urban cities around the world. The programs that city officials are implementing these days are highly innovative and creative, from air-purifying poetry and billboards , discount parking for EVs , all the way to urban rooftops farms . But how many of them would really work and motivate people to do the good thing, still remains to be seen. An example from Sweden, however, seems to be toppi...

Full article: http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2014/05/24/swedish-city-gi...

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