Borrow and Pedal: “Browsing in Copenhagen’s ‘Bicycle Library’”
From The NY Times:
If you’re visiting Copenhagen, chances are you can rent a bicycle from your hotel. Or you can head down to the Bicycle Innovation Lab, home to the city’s new “bicycle library.” There, once you have put down a 500-krone ($80) returnable deposit, you can check out any of the bikes on hand and ride around for a few days. (You can also book online.)
As part of its mission to bring bicycles to the people, the library offers a wide variety of models. Some in the collection (like the bright yellow, high-concept covered “Velomobile”) are rare; others, like the Bullitt brand transport bike, are normally too expensive for most people to get their hands on. Other options include folding bikes, electric bikes, old postal service bikes, cargo bikes, custom bikes (built for two people, for example), and recumbent bikes.
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