Political Factors in Bicycle Sharing Systems

Abstract Bicycle sharing systems let subscribers take bicycles between docking stations placed around cities. The design and implementation of such sys- tems has technological challenges, but also depends on political decisions. This paper explores how liberty, equality and democracy plays a role in this design and shows why it is important to explicate the politics of bi- cycle sharing systemsin the design fase before implementation. Keywords: Bicycle Sharing Systems, Politics of Artefacts,

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