three generations of bike sharing over the past 40 years but it developed itself only slowly.
In 2007 was the tipping point with the introduction of 20.000 bikes in Paris. Nowadays many cities want to have their own bike sharing scheme, resulting in many different solutions in the world.
Due to the fact that the most systems are running only for a few years, we learn a lot. There are quite a few issues and we see new opportunities. In the Netherlands and Australia we work on a 4th generation Bike Sharing system to solve these issues.
As Melbourne is not the first city to have bike sharing, there are lot of opportunities to learn from al the existing systems. Melbourne can make a big leap and come up with a very modern system that tackles the issues that arose in Paris and other cities.