Our system is built this way for a couple of reasons.
- To enable the booking feature, so people can reserve bikes and be sure it is there for them when they will need it.
- Moreover, from our research on bicycle sharing systems all over the world, which on average spend 40% of their operational costs on redistributing/ moving bikes around. Moreover, our research show that only about 20-25% of rider need the ability to take a bike from A to B while the remaining 75-80% will do round trips and come back again to A.
That being said, we are also testing, experimenting and implementing solutions that will allow us to provide a more flexible service, where users will have the option to end the rental in more locations.