It's Madison’s bike-share program. We were out biking — on our own bikes — yesterday, and we noticed one of the "stations." Meade took some pics.
These guys were trying to figure it out:
Here's what they were reading. Here are the bikes, waiting for release by credit card:
They look heavy, though easy to mount (what with that "girl bike" styling). They don't look like something people would want to steal, but stealing is a bad idea, because they've got GPS devices embedded in them.
I hope the glitches are worked out and that people use them, because we've got them.