I guess this is the API it uses. It's pretty impressive. Seemingly hundreds of bike sharing systems are on this thing. It uses OSM for the background, and gives you a reading on how many bikes are at a given station.
As far as my experience goes, the country did try heavily enforcing the helmet law when they first introduced it (about a decade ago), now it seems to me like the police simply doesn't care if you're wearing a helmet or not.
Of course, if you commit any other traffic violation on a bike, you can be pretty damn sure that they're gonna bundle it with "not wearing a helmet" fine.
 I live within a walking distance from the place I work in, so there's no need for me to use one every day.
Vancouver's Mobi bike system did a good job with their messaging around helmets to make it optional to users. There is a helmet attached to each bike lock, and a convenient basket on the bike where you can put the helmet if you don't want to use it.
It could work in about 440 cities but none of the big companies that lead this wanted this. What would you do with it?
That'll be a good way to decide whether to keep trying to sell to them, what to change etc.
If you've exhausted that you may look at other applications for the technology.
- They use historic data to approach future situations. In spite they do not have alert systems, they seem to think this is enough. Although, when sun suddenly appears, the shore tends to get crowded and "locked" for hours; they doing nothing about it.
What my system was going to provide was smart routes for the vans, to add or subtract bikes on strategic places.
> the world’s 15 biggest public bike shares are ranked. Thirteen of them are in China.
I guess in these cases it's quite difficult, since it's likely not feasible to update the locations of individual bikes for these guys. I've checked their map and Bristol, UK doesn't appear to show YoBike at the moment, however it's only been in action for a few weeks.
How they work:
1. Pay a deposit (99 RMB for Ofo, 299 RMB for Mobike) and register
2. Scan the QR code to unlock the bike -Mobike will unlock automatically- Ofo will send a pin to your phone that you can use to unlock the bike.
3. When you are done, just lock up your bike (rear wheel) and leave it anywhere.
In Shanghai it was common to see incensed security Guards dragging bikes off premises. Bikes definitely do clutter up precious walking space.
Citibikes and such are quite heavy because they must withstand a lot of abuse. The quality of 'department store' bikes are very low; they're often not even assembled correctly.
An LLC, waiver and self inspection might avoid the liability. This is just too complicated though.
Actually, many years ago we supported Stockholm's system but stopped doing so after receiving a C&D by, apparently, a sole guy that had permission to use the data in exchange for providing the apps. Most possibly the situation has changed (this was more than 5 years ago) but it left an aftertaste that has stopped me from adding it. A PR to the project for adding Stockholm would be welcome, though.
// Disclaimer: citybikes
And the one in Stockholm, whose domain is very close to yours!
I just assumed it was a different system to Santander cycles, so thought it should be zero.
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Don't type in anything, just zoom/pan until you get to central London.