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Why investors are betting that bike sharing is the next UBER

bike sharingThere’s a trope that foreign startups can’t innovate—they just copy ideas created in Silicon Valley. The success of China’s dockless bike-sharing startups has flipped that script, and now US companies are scrambling to catch up.
Bike-sharing programs have spread across the US in recent years, but slowly. It takes time to secure government and corporate sponsorships, which cover the cost of installing expensive docks to hold the bikes, as well as credit-card payment systems. Motivate, the country’s most prominent operator, has programs in nine US cities. Click here for more…


Bike sharing in Milan (Italy)