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New bike hire scheme in Glasgow
« on: June 23, 2014, 11:57:44 pm »
We're getting our own hire bike scheme, from tomorrow onwards: http://www.nextbike.co.uk/en/news/glasgow-scheme-launch--24th-june/

There's a docking station just down the road from me, and it was stocked with bikes as I passed earlier this evening. Might have to have a go on one!

David Martin

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Re: New bike hire scheme in Glasgow
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 10:23:13 am »
I saw some stands on Saturday - they looked just like sheffield stands rather than a London style docking station.
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Re: New bike hire scheme in Glasgow
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 10:03:34 pm »
They do appear to be bog-standard Sheffield stands - the bikes are just locked to them with combination cable locks.

I've not seen seen any of the bikes being used yet, but I don't see how they could stop anyone from locking their own bike to one of the stands if it happened to be vacant... ???

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Re: New bike hire scheme in Glasgow
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 10:31:55 pm »
Nottingham has a system like that.  You do something SMS-ish to get the combination.  No idea how well it works.
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Re: New bike hire scheme in Glasgow
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 12:18:01 pm »
Apparently it is a local branding of a system that is run in loads of cities worldwide. You could in theory join the Glasgow one and then use the bikes in e.g. Stuttgart.
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