German Bike Rental Systems Pass the Test
Enlarge image The “Call-a-Bike” system in Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate (© picture-alliance / ZB) The largest German automobile club ADAC recently tested various bike rental systems throughout Europe, with German systems receiving positive results. The “Call-a-Bike” system in Berlin, Stuttgart, Munich and Cologne, “StadtRAD” (city wheels) in Hamburg, “Norisbike” in Nuremberg and “Nextbike” in Leipzig all received the second-best possible ranking of “good”, according to ADAC on Wednesday. Three Dutch services came in last place, receiving a “very poor” rating because tourists were not able to use them.
The “vélo’v” system, located in the city of Lyon, France, was the only system to receive the “very good” top rating. ADAC evaluated the accessibility of the various rental systems, availability of information, the handling of the bikes and the condition of the bikes. ADAC analyzed bike providers in 40 European cities.