Velib - largest public bike rental fleet in Paris, France

Vandalism has also been a big problem – sociologists believe that the bikes are seen by the poor as being the fashion of the privileged bo-bos or 'bourgeois-bohemians' – stirring up class resentments which are taken out on the inanimate bikes.
GIS technology, computers, RFID technology and public awareness/advertizing will eventually allow this type of system to be fine tuned and fine tuned until the system plateaus near its maximum usefulness and efficiency.   



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