Bike Sharing/Rental in Tokyo

mxs

Speeding Up
May 14, 2010
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Tokyo, Japan
#1
After visiting France/Europe for the first time this past summer and really enjoying the automated bicycle renting/sharing system I have been wondering why we don't have one here in Tokyo. It seems like trial systems have been setup in other smaller towns in Japan, but does not seem to have taken off. Does anybody have any insight into the issue or have their own thoughts/ideas on the subject?
 

FarEast

Maximum Pace
May 25, 2009
5,528
538
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Yokohama
#2
they are all over the place in Yokohama and starting to grow in Tokyo. You buy and prepaid card or use the Suica I think and then take a bike from the compound. You can then return the bike to any other compound location in the city.