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Bike Rental Update

By Amy Mikel in News on Jun 24, 2008 5:48PM

velib.JPGMore hang-ups on Chicago’s bike sharing program: apparently no one can agree on who will be responsible if someone gets hurt.

"It's all about lawyers. That's the only hang-up," Daley told the Chicago Sun-Times earlier this month.

"Who takes the legal liability--is it the biker, is it the company or the city? The city has deep pockets. That's what you worry about. That's what the hang-up is. That's the only issue."

Meanwhile, SmartBike, newly launched this month in Washington D.C., is trying to encourage ridership by not requiring program members to wear helmets.

For other international bike-sharing news, this blog is a great source of info. [S-T, image via the noggin nogged]