I couldn't believe what I read in USA Today. Deutsche Bahn, Germany's railroad leaves $1,700.00 hundred dollar bicycles on the street for ANYONE to rent! Granted. The bikes are butt ugly but who cares!
Get this. They only lose about 1% a year to theft!
I nearly fell off my chair after reading this article. Why can't more cities follow what the German railroad is doing. Inexpenisve 3 speeds would work fine for most commuter use. Folks. Berlin is NOT a rich city with loads of money. Here is this financially struggling rail company dumping expensive bicycles on the street for the public to use. Incredible.
When I think about it. The last thing the MTA (New York City) gave the commuters was a fare increase of 50 cents!