Rental bikes litter uptown Charlotte as more sharing programs come to town

- They seem to be everywhere. You can find colorful bikes at practically every street corner in uptown and across Charlotte.

Some say it's too much, but others argue it's creating a healthier, more accessible city.

It's all part of a year-long pilot program to make the Queen City more bike friendly. There are hundreds of them.

In fact, with four different bike-sharing companies - each with a max capacity of 500 - there could be up to 2,000 colorful bikes spread around the city.

Each bike has a lock on the rear tire. You have to unlock it with an app on your phone when you pay for your ride.

There's no docking station, so some people are leaving them scattered around town, even in the middle of the sidewalk.

The bike-sharing experiment goes on through October. At the end of the trial period, the city will decide whether the colorful dock-less bikes are a good idea or need to go away.

Learn more about the bike program by clicking here.

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