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Vienna have their own version of Boris Bikes available from many stands around the centre. Registration is simple, either on the web, which is easiest, or at a stand. A credit card is needed to register for Euro 1.00 and, as the first hour of each hire is free this is often the last time you will pay; Vienna is a small city and pretty flat in the centre; you can get from one end to the other in less than one hour. It is reasonably bike friendly with lots of cycle lanes and local bikers normally realise that tourists are finding their way and give you room. You need to be careful when you are mixed with pedestrians particularly when they've just got off a tram when they will often walk across a cycle lane without looking. UK riders on the RIGHT; also, the rear brake is operated by pushing the pedals backwards, so there is only the front brake lever on the handlebars.
Bikes are normally in good order; the geared ones are better so when you are looking to hire select the bike you want before you start. Insert your credit card and press the Union Jack for English instructions. Basically, choose the bike you want, key in your password and then go to the bike and press a button to release it. Returning is even easier - ride to a stand and find a vacant slot and push the bike in until the green light on the button lights. Check that the front basket includes a map showing where the other stands are and work out which is nearest your destination.
Of course, not everything goes right all the time. Stands can sometimes have no bikes available for hire or can be out of service. Perhaps worse, is to arrive at a stand to return a bike that is full. Two options, wait until someone hires a bike and frees a slot or ride to the next stand.