Biksharing in big cities is an extremely easy and fun way to see a city. It’s far cheaper than taking a cab everywhere and more expansive than simply walking around your hotel’s two to three mile radius.
Most major cities I have visited have bikeshare programs and, of course, when I am in Africa (particularly in the rural areas) I see bikes everywhere. Bikes are still relevant even when it’s sometimes easier to simply hail a taxi.
Here are some bikshares I’ve seen in Berlin, London, and DC, New York, and Chicago.
EDITED: NEW YORK: MAY 1, 2015
EDITED: CHIGAGO: MARCH 16, 2015
EDITED: CHIGAGO: MARCH 16, 2014