Grist: The city of Denver has launched the US’s largest bike-sharing program, setting up 500 bicycles at 50 locations around the city for its citizens to use for transport instead of cars. The program is simple: you can sign up online for 24-hour, seven-day, 30-day or annual membership which entitles you to access any of the bikes for that period of time. If you only need it for 30 minutes or less, it’s free. The network also includes a GPS tracking system so bikers can see how far they have travelled, and allows them to locate nearby bikes.
The B-cycle program mirrors similar programs running in Montreal and Paris, and other cities including Mexico City and Boston are set to launch their own bike-sharing networks. Read more here.