Public bicycles are innovative schemes of rental or free bicycles in urban areas.
They differ from traditional leisure-oriented bicycle rental services as they provide
fast and easy access and can be used for daily mobility. One way use is
possible, both as monomodal trip and as intermodal extension in a public
transport chain. Public bicycles can be seen as part of the public transport
system and offer the user a highly flexible travel option for inner-urban trips.