At a meeting yesterday, the Reykjavík City Council unanimously agreed to advertise for companies to establish and run bike rentals in the city, RÚV reports. Such rentals are popular in many cities abroad, and their purpose is to give people access to bikes within city limits.
Possible locations which have been mentioned for such rentals are Kvosin (the city center), the University of Iceland, Reykjavík University and Hlemmur.
A task force established in September of 2014 recommended that the city’s role would be to provide the facilities for such a rental, while other parties arrange the setup and running of the rentals. A preliminary selection will take a look at number of bikes and rental stations, technical solutions and locations.