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By: Catie Leary on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:23 p.m.
Community bicycles intended for short-distance travel are now available in downtown Tokyo.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Community cycle scheme

Community bicycles intended for short-distance travel are now available in downtown Tokyo. The Community Cycle program trial is sponsored by Japan Travel Bureau and the Japan Ministry of the Environment. Five Eco-Port community bicycle lots will be set up about 300 meters apart in the experiment area that covers the business districts in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. About 85 bicycles are available to rent.