Like Water, Nashville’s Shared Bikes Tend To Flow Downhill

With dozens of bikes in circulation among some 20 kiosks around town, the system is in constant flux, so workers balance the supply using both a truck (above) and a bike rigged with a trailer to pull other B-Cycles behind it. Credit Daniel Potter WPLN
With dozens of bikes in circulation among some 20 kiosks around town, the system is in constant flux, so workers balance the supply using both a truck (above) and a bike rigged with a trailer to pull other B-Cycles behind it. Credit Daniel Potter / WPLN

Since Nashville’s bike-share program started six months ago, thousands of people have checked out bikes for short rides – many of them one-way trips downhill, as it turns out.  So, almost like a ski lift, someone with a truck hauls those bikes back up, to keep the system balanced. (more…)

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