For all the buzz that the bike-sharing concept gets, the ill-treatment of these bikes gets just as much attention.
Because people are terrible.
China’s Ofo, which has become the first bike-sharing start-up to raise over $1 billion in funding, bears a huge brunt of that burden.
Thousands of its bikes have been thrown in piles, found in rivers or locked up behind fences; some by mean-spirited vandals, others by people meaning to hog the bikes for themselves. You’re supposed to ride a bike and leave it by the street corner for the next person, but some bring the bikes into their compounds, intending to keep it as a private ride. …
Via: Mashable: Business