Camden officials have approved a pilot program for a bike-sharing service.
The Courier-Post reports Camden City Council approved a demonstration project and a feasibility study of the program Ofo during a meeting Tuesday. The Beijing-based bike-sharing service will run from May 1 to Dec. 31 in the city.
Riders can unlock Ofo bikes with a smartphone app and ride for $1 an hour. The bikes don't have docking stations and are equipped with GPS units that track use. Ofo provides liability service in the event of a crash.
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Company spokesperson Caroline Samponaro believes the service will be popular with college students and residents travelling for shopping trips. She says fears about vandalism and theft are "over-blown."