Wheeled Thing has already covered the the four capitals of the Nordic Region (sorry Reykjavik) and have a bonus:
Part five – Gothenburg. Sweden. Due to my short stay, this is a mini-review.
The bike share system is Styr & Ställ which according to Google translates to Control & Set.
On the good side
- The system is unbelievably inexpensive. A 3-Day Pass costs 25 SEK ($3 USD)! This comes with 30 minutes per trip. (A season pass is only 75 SEK ($9 USD))
- There were enough docks… especially for $3
- The bikes worked and did not have motors
On the bad side
- If you go over the 30 minutes, you are charged 10 SEK ($1.25 USD) – Not much but it “feels” excessive next to a $3 pass
- It was painfully long to punch in all the codes and screens to sign up for an account at the kiosk – which did not have a touch screen.
- The bikes were meh.
If this were a Nordic Capital the quality would be just above Sweden. So… I guess you can say when it comes to bike share, Sweden has some catching up to do.