Despite some website difficulties (and my skepticism about the program’s success, given Seattle’s nanny-statish helmet law), I signed up for a membership with “Pronto,” Seattle’s new bikeshare service. It’s scheduled to launch in mid-October. Although the nearest initial station is a mile from my house, I figure it will give me yet another option for closing shorter distances downtown and on Capitol Hill. And I want to support the program, of course.
One system that doesn’t need any additional support? Any bike share system in China. Vox reports today that China has over 400,000 bike share bikes – and growing, very, very rapidly.