This report analyzes the Copenhagen City-Bike Program and addresses the availability problems. We depict the inner workings of the program and its problems, focusing on possible causes. We include analyses of public bicycle systems throughout the world and the design rationale behind them. Our report also examines the technology underlying “smart-bike” systems, comparing the advantages and costs relative to coin deposit bikes. We conclude with recommendations on possible allocation of the City Bike Foundation’s resources to increase the quality of service to the community, while improving the publicity received by the city of Copenhagen.
Michael DiDonato, Stephen Herbert, Disha Vachhani
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (UK)
Peter Midgley, gTKP