Monday, June 04, 2007

Tulsa introduces RFID chipped bikes

The City of Tulsa, Oklahoma is introducing a system that allows patrons to rent bikes for free from automated kiosks and then tracks the bikes through RFID tags. This strikes me as a cunning use of technology, but I wonder why Tulsa is the first city to introduce this.

I spent a summer in Tulsa on an internship several years ago and Tulsa struck me as a town without pedestrians. The River Walk had a fair number, but the rest of town seemed to be populated soley by cars, no one on the sidewalks and no one on bikes. And I was there in the summer!

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