International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency

We propose a new parking system that works with privately-owned bikes and bike rentals from different companies, generating competition of prices and types (electric, cargo, tricycle, etc.). Users can digitally search for and rent particular types of bikes and reserve parking spots at specific locations and times. This proposal aims to catalyse the use of bicycles as everyday means of transportation and increase pedestrian and cyclist safety. This goes beyond bike sharing, which has demonstrated its operational limitations and has not solved environmental and traffic problems. Our proposal is the basis of a new system of transportation that can be integrated with other mass rapid transportation systems.