50 million share bikes in China is the prediction for 2025. But right now those share bikes often end up dumped on the street when they break down. Dockless bike share has arrived in Australia and there are some nasty problems already experienced in China and in Melbourne and Sydney. But Bendigo is about to trial a locally designed smart system from the inventor/entrepreneur Al Reid which may have some answers.

Produced by Nicky Page

This recording is from the Step Away from the Car series of podcasts, recorded at the 2017 Australian Walking and Cycling Conference. To listen to the rest of the series, click here.