City Bikes Manufacturer and Distributor, Linus Bikes, Comments on the New “Old” Way to Travel

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Following Charlotte's newest initiative in promoting bicycles as a popular mode of transportation, Linus Bikes comments on the growing popularity of city bikes.

On July 16, 2012, city bikes distributor and manufacturer, Linus Bikes, became aware of Charlotte’s newest initiative in “going green” through the introduction of bike sharing stations, which Linus Bikes believes is a testament to the reemerging popularity of bicycling as a popular mode of travel.

According to an article from WCNC, bike sharing programs have become increasingly popular in the United States, taking after many countries across the Atlantic in Europe. It is because of this that Charlotte decided to get with the times and enact a bike sharing program of their own. Like in many other places, these bikes will be set up in stations around the city and will be available for those people to rent. “New York City will launch a bike sharing program with 10,000 bikes later this month, which will make it by far the largest in the nation,” states WCNC.

Charlotte’s new bike sharing stations will provide 200 bikes available at 20 different kiosks. The will allow people to pay a fee at a self-service kiosk in order to rent a bike for short trips.

The reemerging popularity of bicycles as a mode of travel emphasizes the belief of Linus Bikes that cycling is essential for the environment as well as to promote healthy lifestyle amongst commuters within cities.

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Linus Bikes is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bikes sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.

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