I was pleased personally witness the success of London's publicly shared bicycle system this past week.
Although the bikes weren't nearly as prevent as Paris' Velibs on the roads I was on while in the west end, they stood out.
Just before I went over, I read that a profit has already been projected and expansion was coming
London bike hire scheme on road to be only public transport system in profit
Meanwhile down under, Auckland's system is folding
Nextbike has withdrawn its 170 hire bikes - on which the first 30 minutes of riding was free - after failing to cover costs from advertising.