Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll said one opportunity being considered in her city is a bike-sharing program. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is looking for someone to run a pilot program using motorized bicycles to reduce traffic congestion.
Bike sharing has been popular in Europe for years and Denver rolled out a version of it on Earth Day.
Driscoll said the bikes, equipped with a small, electric motor that can be engaged to power the bike, would be located at several charging stations around town. She thinks Salem State College would be a perfect place for a pilot program.
Sounds more like China to me. Of course with no jobs and no where to drive to I guess a bike makes sense. But it does make one wonder what happens when the cold winds blow and the snow falls, kinda uncomfortable and difficult riding a bike, even one with a motor. All that peddling will help keep the doctor away and those medical bills down. (watch out for that icy patch)