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Stockholm's Affordable Bike Share Program Will Offer 5000 Bikes

By Tessa Love

The popularity of city bike share programs has exploded in the past year. What started a relatively small Silicon Valley-based idea of renting bikes has turned into a phenomenon gaining speed in metropolitan cities across the globe. And while some cities – particularly in the U.S. – are still working to get a bike share program on their streets, Stockholm is expanding theirs three-fold. 

Next year, Stockholm will beef up its bike sharing program to 5000, up from 1200 this year, due to increased demand for more docking locations and longer borrowing periods. The 1200 bikes were used more than 500,000 times last year, and ridership is expected to grow even more as the additional bikes hit the market. 

Additionally, the program will extend its hours from 6 am to 10 pm to 24-7, and riders can rent the bikes for up to 12 hours.