share bikes in Beijing

NewAmerica

Senior Member
Mandarin
The bikes that people can share are called share bikes.

I'm wondering whether they can be called "shared bikes" or "sharing bikes."

Are "shared bikes" or "sharing bikes" a wrong name for such bikes?

Thanks in advance
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Mobike share bikes in Beijing. The company said today it will launch its European expansion with 1,000 bikes on the streets of Manchester at the end of the month. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP


-The Guardian

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  • JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    In that context I have no problem with calling them share bikes. In the article in a different context, they refer to them as shared bikes. Sharing bikes doesn’t work because the bikes are not doing the sharing:)
     
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