The Cycleswap Bike Rental Service Recently Launched in Amsterdam

By: Parul Rohatgi - Mar 10, 2015
References: cycleswap.nl & amsterdaily.nl
Cycleswap bike rental is a new service in Amsterdam creating a peer-to-peer lending platform, not unlike Getaround or Relayride for cars, or VRBO or Airbnb for homes.

Amsterdam has a around 800,000 bikes (as against 263,000 cars) with 500 km of biking paths and about 250,000 racks of bike parking in public space (source: I am Amsterdam website). Add to that, the ease and willingness for people to interact and rent good and services from other people they have never met or seen and the Cycleswap bike rental is born. Cycleswap bike rental aims to provide tourists and visitors a wonderful way to see the biking city.

The Cycleswap bike rental platform connects tourists to local population who want to rent out their bikes. The renters can list their bikes on the platform and make some extra income. And the tourists have the advantage of being able to pick up bikes close their place of stay as well as meet with the locals lending them, and perhaps getting some local tips about the city.