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Bike Vending Machine Looks Cool, Dispenses Goofy Bikes

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Springtime's Bike Dispenser allows you to rent a RFID-equipped bike from one vending machine, ride it to your destination, drop it off at another vending machine, and walk away. The Dutch company won an award at the 2007 Spark Design & Architecture Awards for their idea, which is perfectly suited for an urban environment. Unfortunately, the bikes won't do much for your cool factor. [TrendHunter]

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Illustration for article titled Bike Vending Machine Looks Cool, Dispenses Goofy Bikes
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Illustration for article titled Bike Vending Machine Looks Cool, Dispenses Goofy Bikes
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Nice vending machine but I didn't see any "don't rock the machine" warning labels...what happens when your bike gets jammed and you are trying to get it out? How long will you have to wait for someone else to come along and put their money in to push your bike out? LOL!

Seriously though, this is a great idea and if you've been to Amsterdam and seen the bikes they ride around on all day...this would be head over heels better!