Bike-sharing is taking off around the world

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The bicycle is en vogue.

Over the past decade, an increasing number of cities around the world have adopted bike-sharing systems — the setup that allows urban dwellers to share bicycles for short-term amounts of time for a fee (think Citi Bike in New York City or Santander Cycles in London).

According to a recent blog post from leading bike-sharing consultancy MetroBike, 855 cities across the globe had bike-sharing systems in 2014. That’s compared to 703 one year earlier in 2013, and only 11 cities a decade earlier in 2004.

Overall, there are nearly one million bicycles being shared worldwide, the majority of which — 753,508 — are in China. France has the second-largest fleet, followed by Spain, the United States and Germany. Read more…

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via Mashable http://on.mash.to/1yRkHNH

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