You may have heard of academic libraries checking out bicycles to university students, now there are bike libraries in public places. OK, they are not exactly libraries, but rather automated bike rental locations. In Houston, I was intrigued by the B-cycle stations located around the city. Sadly, I did not check out a bike due to my conference schedule and the thunderstorms. (It was already starting to rain when I was taking these photos.) Maybe next time I can take advantage of the public bike rental facilities.