Saturday, 5 September 2009

Making free bikes a little less free

You may be aware of the city bikes that a number of European cities have adopted. They're bicycles left on special racks around the city, to be rented by anyone in need of a ride, and then returned to the rack near your destination. With the ease of renting them, and lack of an immediately apparent victim though, theft seems a likely end.
But with their distinctive design and awkward combination of parts, you'd have to take it quite far away and be fairly determined to keep your stolen bike running over time.

But even so, this one seems to have so far made it 556km south from Oslo to Lund. A long distance theft, made only more suprising by the abundance of unlocked bikes, ready for the taking, right here in Lund.

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