The health benefits of biking are indisputable. Toss in the daily commute and you can eco cred to your score card. B-cycle is a shared bicycle program that let’s you pick up a bike when you need it or drop it off when you don’t at one of their many solar powered B-Stations.
No single bike is yours so you don’t own the responsibility of maintance or making sure the bike is safe over night. When you arrive at the B-station, you just swipe your credit card and select an available bike. You can also sign up online for a membership. The first 30 minutes are free and after that I believe they’re based on a 24-hour rental.
Currently, the B-Cycles are only available in Denver, Colorado. If you visit their site, though, you can enter your ZIP code which counts as a vote for where the next B-Cycle station should emerge. Did someone say Santa Monica, CA?