In Brief

The viaCycle platform lets users secure the system’s bicycles to any bike rack using their phone, instead of having to leave them at designated locking hubs.

Bike sharing platform viaCycle lets users lock its bikes to any bike rack with their mobile phone, instead of having to leave them at designated locking hubs. Registered riders can use the related app to see where available bikes are in real-time. They can then unlock any bike in one easy step by either calling, texting the bicycle ID, or using the app. Users can also log in to their account to track their rides and purchase credit if they require it.

A pack located on the back of each bike includes a small battery pack, chain lock, and GPS system. The viaCycle bike sharing platform is being tested on college campuses at Georgia Tech and George Mason University, at Google’s main campus and at San Francisco coworking space, the Hub. You can watch the video below to learn more about how viaCycle works:

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