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Dial-a-Bike

| Friday March 18th, 2005 | 3 Comments

Here’s a hot business idea – Scattered around Munich are flourescent orange bikes, with phone numbers printed on the side, and a self locking mechanism on the rear wheel. If you need to get somewhere in a hurry, you can whip out your mobile phone, dial a particular number, the bike unlocks, and off you go. [more on Beyond Brilliance]


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  • http://sustainablog.blogspot.com/2005/03/scanning-sustainable-blogosphere.html sustainablog

    Scanning the Sustainable Blogosphere

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  • http://compostlandia.blogspot.com The Composter

    We used these at the World CarFree Conference last year in Berlin. Very cool service. And they all hae GPS chips in them, so if you try to steal one and take it home the cops will come an knock on your door.

  • http://compostlandia.blogspot.com The Composter

    We used these at the World Carfree Conference in Berlin last summer. They were great.
    Each bike as a GPS chip in it so if you steal it and take it home there is a good chance the police will come knocking.
    That has pretty much solved the problems faced by the Yellow Bikes program that was tried in Amesterdam years ago.