Following inline with bike-lending programs popping up throughout Europe in the US, São Paulo will soon be offering bikes-for-borrow at metro stations throughout the capital city. A new service from July onwards will provide bicycles will be available at the main stations of the city center. The passengers will be able to use the bikes free of charge for 30 minutes and will pay a small fee should they keep it for longer. To have access to the bicycles, passengers will have to sign up to receive an integration card with the subway system. The goal is to encourage the use of bicycles, instead of trains, for short distances, therefore reducing the number of people on the trains.

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