Amsterdam first started it in the 1960s. Copenhagen followed. Decades later, Paris joined the bandwagon, followed by London, Melbourne and cities in China. New York got its own version in place earlier this year.
Now it's Bangkok's turn for a full-scale bike share system. By the end of this week, the Pun Pun bike share project will see the completion of 50 stations set up in business districts like Phaya Thai, Ratchadamri, Phloenchit, Silom and Sathon.
"I cannot wait for the system to be completed and expand to other parts of Bangkok," said Piyalak Nakayodhin, a travel writer who's keen on alternative transport. She recently tried the rental bike service and was impressed.
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