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Bike-sharing programs in various European cities allow commuters to pick up a bike in one place and drop it off at their destination, for a modest fee or (iv some cases) for free. A smart card is generally used for deposit and payment.

Examples include the Bicing program in Barcelona and the Vélo'v in Lyon.

Benefits include physical and mental health, better quality of life (lower stress), less traffic, lower infrastructure costs,[verification needed] financial savings, and elimination of noise and air pollution for these passengers. It helps to create a a sustainable city.

One person switching from driving to cycling to work for a 10km trip each way saves 1.3 tonnes CO2 emissions a year. [1]

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  1. SmartBike Facts, SmartBike, Dec 2008. Clear Channel, Web. 22 Feb 2010.

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