Bike-Share Boom: Where Did They All Come From?
In major urban centers around the world, bicycles seem to be taking over the roads. Eager citizens unlock bikes from docking stations in city-sponsored schemes in Paris, London, and New York. In China and Singapore, the fashion is to go “dockless” – simply unlock a bike with a code on a mobile app. Not to be outdone, California is leading the charge with electrically-powered bikes (e-bikes) and e-scooters. What’s driving this latest incarnation of the digitally-connected sharing economy?