|What's to Share? Piazza del Biscione, near Campo de' Fiori|
|Near empty bike-sharing lot, near Largo di Torre Argentina|
Bike-sharing programs work well in cities like Seattle and Portland, Oregon, where residents are convinced that sharing bikes is the solution to global warming, energy dependence and diabetes, and where the locals are so law abiding that crossing against the light or at mid-block is considered about as bold and life-threatening as parachute jumping.
This doesn't describe Rome, a city where living within the law means not driving your motorscooter on the sidewalk more than once a day, and where the life expectancy of a bicyclist is about 10 minutes.
|In Rome, bike-sharing means sharing space with scooters.|
Piazza dell' Óratorio, just south of Galleria Sciarra