Winter 2007

Bicycles in Oslo

Letter from Mikkel Lehne

I read the website-only Critique ‘My (red and) white bicycle’, which dealt with Barcelona’s free bicycle system, with great interest. Oslo has had this system for a long time. It works well and is free after an annual fee of about £7. The space on the rear mudguard is used for advertising to help run the service more cheaply for the public. The service also runs in two other large Norwegian cities and operates in more than 80 stations, with an average of fifteen bikes at each in Oslo. Tourists can get a pass, too, at the Tourist Office.


First published in Eye no. 60 vol. 17 2007


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