Leave it to Copenhagen, Denmark to launch a highly advanced electric bike sharing program!
Their new e-bike share program offers a look at the future of urban transportation for the rest of us.
The Bycyklen e-bike share program provides a way for Copenhagen commuters to use the bikes for their whole commute or to use them for the first/last mile connection when used with mass transit.
They are also promoting the program to tourists as a fun way to get around and experience the city in true Copenhagen style! One of their slogans is “See Copenhagen like the locals do. Get on Bycyklen and experience the wonderful sights of Copenhagen like a Dane – on two wheels.”
The Bycyklen program offers e-bikes from GoBike with features like a touch screen tablet computer on the handlebars with built in GPS for finding docking stations, public transit, and tourists spots like museums and restaurants. The touch screens are built to be weather resistant and hopefully tamper resistant!
The GoBike e-bikes are built to fit almost anyone with a very low step-through frame, puncture-proof tires, a front hub electric motor, adjustable seat heights, built-in lights, rear rack and fenders.