Bike Dispenser: a smartcard-based bike rental service releases a bike in 15 s (Photo: bikedispenser.com)
Utility cycling is playing an increasingly important role in communities with respect to sustainable development. As municipalities work to reduce their carbon footprints, for example, through the implementation of low emission zones and congestion charging in urban centres, a range of community bicycle programs are also gain a foothold as they help to reduce traffic congestion, the demands on waste management facilities as well as to provide vocational training.
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mobile services, SMS, cashless distribution,
public private partnership,
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