Bike-sharing concept peddled as fine idea

On a vacation in Montreal last summer, I encountered a system of some 3,000 bicycles scattered among 300 self-serve stations. A swipe of a credit card allowed a free 30-minute ride with a drop-off anywhere else one could find another bike rental port. Fees kick in if one rides longer, but it’s wildly popular. Pittsburgh would never go from zero to 3,000 like that, but a Wisconsin company, B-cycle, will be in Market Square from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to demonstrate how bike-sharing could begin here.