Aucklands' Nextbike was a public service funded by advertising. It was small scale and very few people used them. I believe there were fewer than 200 bikes available to use.
blog, the author says he has seen only 3 people use the system.
It was also the only publicly shared bicycle system in the world to provide helmets with each bike for its users. NZ has an all-ages MHL as does Australia. Melbourne's PSB system does not provide helmets, it is the riders responsibility to provide their own.
Last edited by closetbiker; 11-18-10 at 04:26 PM.