In April 2009, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs published a municipal competition on "Innovative public rent-a-bike systems". The aim was to support projects in German municipalities that initiate and promote climate-friendly and energy-efficient public transport through public rent-a-bike systems.
The municipalities were asked to develop ideas and solutions of how such a public rent-a-bike system in combination with existing public transport systems could look like. This publication documents the competition process, reason and intention of the competition as well as the 15 awarded municipalities, including the eight municipalities which will be supported by implementing their concept.
The documentation is available in German and can be downloaded from the website fahrradportal.de.