The best bike-share cities around the world

No bike? No problem. The programs in these cities are changing transportation one spoke at a time.

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Barcelona's Bicing

Spain has the most bike-share programs in the world (132 at last count), and Barcelona is a main reason for that. Bicing, as the program is called, was launched in 2007 and a hit from the get-go, easing anxieties of other cities in the country and on the continent.

Today it sees an annual ridership of over 10 million, and that's before plans are implemented to expand to the more than 25% of the city that doesn't yet have easy access to kiosks.

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