Here's why VeloGo bikes are parked in random places

By Andrew Foote, CBC News Ottawa, July 18, 2018

Have you seen newly painted blue VeloGo bikes standing tall and parked in random places around Ottawa over the past couple of weeks?

That's the point of this year's expanded service: scattering its bikes across a wider area instead of trying to cluster them at stations as it has for the last three years.

Bike riders use an app to find the closest VeloGo bike. After they have signed it out using the app, they can take it for a ride and leave it almost anywhere for another rider to find.

Riders no longer have to pay more to leave a bike outside a hub, which general manager Josh Holzman said offers more freedom and flexibility.

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