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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Minneapolis's Nice Ride MN

A city that is freezing cold for a good part of the year wouldn't seem like a logical choice for this list, but Minneapolis's bike-sharing program, Nice Ride MN, has built a reputation for itself that can't be ignored.

Launched in 2010 and operating seasonally, it benefits from the fact that it is run solely as a non-profit. In the five years since launching it has increased ridership nearly 500 percent.

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