The rise of rental bikes in Berlin: five ways to ensure residents benefit

In the heart of Berlin, there’s a new generation of rental bicycles. Inside the Ringbahn, it’s unusual to go more than a few paces without seeing the distinctive orange, green, yellow or silver bikes. Mobike, ofo, Lime, Lidl-branded, Byke, Donkey Republic and Deezer nextbikes are scattered along sidewalks and clustered at entrances to parks, transit stations, and major sites. New brands (and colors!) seem to appear all the time.

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