Beginning in September 2010, bicycle rental projects have been established in the Japanese cities of Saitama and Fujisawa.
Meanwhile a bicycle sharing project between industry, academia and government was begun in Fujisawa at the beginning of September 2010.
Both projects are part of a larger trend in Japanese cities, including Kyoto, Toyama, and Kanazawa, where rental bicycles are being promoted as a viable alternative to automobiles.
December 15, 2010
Pilot Bicycle Rental Projects in Saitama and Fujisawa
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Urban Cycling Consultant, Tokyo By Bike.
Byron Kidd is the founder of the Tokyo By Bike website, writer, experienced urban cyclist, and expert on cycling in the staggering metropolis of Tokyo.
Working with NPO's and cycling activists to improve cycling infrastructure in Japan, Byron also operates internationally via a vast network of renowned urban mobility experts to promote Japanese cycling culture, and demonstrate how everyday cycling can work in megacities around the world. No city is too big for the bicycle.
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