The city of Bremen, West Germany, has implemented an ingenious scheme to reduce traffic congestion and improve the mobility of its 600,000 inhabitants. After a year of test operations, the city has put 250 free bicycles at the disposal of its residents. Maintenance is provided by the municipal trade school, and the bicycles are distinctively colored and clearly marked as public property. They are parked in racks or left by their users on public property for the convenience of the next rider. During the test year, city officials reconditioned 60 bicycles supplied by the Lost and Found Department. At the end of the test period, eight bicycles had disappeared and seven had been demolished.

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  • Accession Number: 00324529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM