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Copenhagen Set to Launch World's Most High-Tech Bike Sharing Program

by , 08/20/13

Copenhagen bike-sharing, Android tablets, cycling, bike GPS, Cykel DK, interactive design, high-tech bikes, Denmark railway, DSB Denmark

Copenhagen is getting ready to launch an innovative and efficient new bike-sharing program that will offer bikes with GPS-enabled Android tablets! The new equipment will allow commuters to schedule their travel by bike or by train and know exactly where and when to pick up their next connection. The upcoming Cykel DK service provides information on real-time departures and ticket integration and the availability of bikes and docks in the area.

Copenhagen bike-sharing, Android tablets, cycling, bike GPS, Cykel DK, interactive design, high-tech bikes, Denmark railway, DSB Denmark

The system will include 1,260 bikes and 65 stations, and the service will be available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. To unlock a bike, users can simply enter in their credit card info. Tourists will have the option of paying 20 DKK (ABOUT 3.50 USD) per hour. Those who use the system regularly can pay 50 DKK (about 8.85 USD) for a monthly membership. Cykel DK will be operated by the cities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg plus DSB – Denmark’s national railway system.

Some European railways have already incorporated bike sharing into their system. Deutsche Bahn in Germany, Dutch Railways in The Netherlands, and SNCB in Belgium have already gotten into the bike-sharing business, but Copenhagen’s program is the first one to offer real-time information and navigation for every user. The new technology is leading the city towards the 4th generation of bike-share, which stands to revolutionize inner city mobility.

+ Cykel DK

Via Clean Technica and GoBike

Photos by Ursula Bach

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2 Comments

  1. Tom Davies September 24, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Excellent

  2. robert anderson August 21, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    This bike confuses me. The battery pack on the rack looks big enough to power an e-bike, but the front hub looks too small for a motor. Is the motor integrated into the crank drive-shaft? Or is it not an e-bike? If it is an e-bike, as it appears on the Cykel DK website, this is a first and newsworthy (and a point missed by the intrepid reporter…)

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