In 2006 I visited Oslo and took a photograph of these bicycles.
According to Oslo Daily Photo
There are approx. 1200 bikes to be found in different places of the center. To use them you have to register and pay a small annual fee. Then you use your "smart card" to release a bike from the rack. The bikes are financed by advertising and is therefore an environmental-friendly and inexpencive offer to the public. You must return the bike to the stand within 3 hours thus to make sure that there are bikes available to everyone who's interested.These were advertising the services of the Oslo Blood Bank. Their services will have been of vital importance following the recent atrocity there.
My heart goes out to all the people of Norway at this time.
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