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DIY Bikesharing Hands on Manual

Bikesharing Introduction

Bikesharing is public bicycle fleets. Bikesharing provides quick short-distance transport, preferably in dense and challenging urban terrain. Access control generally networked, monopoly tendencies for any successful system inherent. It is not any other type of vehicle sharing, though many other vehicles like scooters, micro-scooters or rickshaws fall under the same legal framework.

Bikesharing success depends heavily on three major factors: 1. Product = Vehicle. It has to be what “they” want. No matter how you dress it up or name it, it rides or it isn’t transport... 2. Rollout a Networked Fleet. It has to be where they want it. To identify your users and to get them going will keep you very, very busy. And, for once, it has nothing to do with the product, but context. 3. Run that Networked Fleet. It has to be there tomorrow for sure. Having built your own, you’re one step ahead. Now deal with all your mistakes as a routine and keep the vehicle rolling, it’s what it’s made for. Depending on how you look at things, 2. and 3. is the same or exclusive.

Basically, Bikesharing is a car, which is built to drive, not to stand in garages but distributed as a machine of pedaled solo seats. One for many, many for all. Its advantages are a very sexy propulsion system, human scaled, human sized footprint and free routing. It’s criticism consists of everything you can blame bicycles for and more. It’s load parameters are limited, hence cars, but where cars congest bicycles thrive. Romantically closing the circle between the first bikes paving the roads for fuel powered automobiles and urban environments where cars barely fit but trucks are needed. Since the bicycle is humanitys most prolific machine, built literally unchanged for 200 years, bikesharing is the logical conclusion.

Bikesharing Vehicle

Bikesharing Networked Access

IoT Reference Model from IoT01Introduction.pdf Communications and computing based urban transport system US Patent Nr 6,697,730

Running a Bikesharing System

Bikesharing Challenges

Bikesharing Business Cases

Bikesharing Links